Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 was on duty on the canal bridge when the gliders landed?

2. Where was Brotheridge hit?

3. Howard decided that ____________ would take the pillbox out.

4. Who joined the resistance in 1942?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Major Hans Schmidt, the German commander, worried about according to Ambrose?

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

3. What was Howard doing to his men according to Ambrose and how did it end up helping them?

4. What did Howard's assignment depend on according to Ambrose?

5. What did Poett tell Howard according to Ambrose?

6. Who ran the cafe in town, and what did the Germans not know about them?

7. What were the code words given to those who boarded the gliders on the evening of June 5?

8. What happened to the platoon leaders according to Ambrose?

9. Why were glider troops used according to Ambrose?

10. What orders did Howard receive for May 2 in D-Day Minus One Month to D-Day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Reconnaissance photos and topographical reports helped Howard plan for the capture of the bridges. Discuss the significance of these intelligence reports in how the men were trained and how Howard developed his plans. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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