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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. What was fired by the bridge sentry after they spotted potential paratroops?

2. How long did it take Hickman to reach his headquarters?

3. What division was Von Luck commanding in the fall of 1943?

4. According to the plan, who would relieve Howard after his mission was accomplished?

5. Who developed the training program of Company D?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the plan on which General Frederick Morgan worked according to Ambrose?

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

3. Why were some men dropped according to Ambrose?

4. What happened to the British airborne forces in 1943 according to Chapter 3, D-Day Minus One Year to D-Day Minus One Month?

5. Why were glider troops used according to Ambrose?

6. What happened to one of the men from glider #2?

7. Why did the Gondres spend the night in the cellar, according to Chapter 7, D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours?

8. What happened by 0021 hours according to Chapter 5?

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

10. What does Ambrose say of the Pegasus Bridge in the Epilogue?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare the leadership abilities, including training and planning between Howard and that of a Nazi, such as Von Luck. Use examples from the text to support your comparison.

Essay Topic 2

In the Epilogue, the editor examines the full significance of the Pegasus Bridge mission, stating that the full significance could only have been known if Company D had failed. Using the text and secondary sources to support your conclusion, either agree or disagree with the conclusions drawn by Ambrose.

Essay Topic 3

Examine the plans made for the invasion by General Frederick Morgan and General Gale and discuss the potential complications of the plan. Use the text to support your discussion.

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