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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who remembered seeing a body near the cafe?

2. Where did the planners of the Allied invasion of Europe decide it would take place?

3. Where would the 3rd Para Brigade drop according to Howard's orders?

4. What made the training ground Howard and its men trained on special?

5. When was most of the resistance at the Canal bridge subdued?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the paratroopers think according to Ambrose?

2. What was Howard not allowed to do?

3. Who was the first Allied soldier to be killed on D-Day?

4. What happened to the Germans found not sleeping in tunnels?

5. What happened starting in 1984, according to Chapter 11, D-Day Plus Forty Years to D-Day Plus Fifty Years?

6. What did the British create in 1942 according to Chapter 2, D-Day Minus Two Years?

7. What did Howard discover from the reports and photos?

8. Who was on duty at the canal bridge, and what happened to him according to Ambrose?

9. What happened to Wallwork and Ainsworth at the start of Chapter 5, D-Day: 0016 to 0026 Hours?

10. What invasion began at dawn, according to Chapter 7, D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The Resistance had a crucial role in helping the Allies make plans to train soldiers and advance. Discuss the role of the Resistance, including the Gondrees and examine the advantages and disadvantages of using intelligence from those in the Resistance. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Some of the plans for the gliders were changed in the days prior to the invasion. Discuss what changes were made and what impact these changes may have had on the success of the Pegasus bridge mission. Use the text to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 3

Operation Goodwood was an attack launched in July, 1944, when Montgomery tried to break through to Caen then to Paris. Discuss the objectives of Operation Goodwood, how it was held off, and what effort was made to complete the operation. Use the text and secondary sources to support your conclusions.

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