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. Where would the 5th Para Brigade drop according to Howard's orders?

2. Where was the 1st Airborne stationed in 1943?

3. How far were most of the paratroopers from the bridges after their drop?

4. Who was on duty on the canal bridge when the gliders landed?

5. What did Howard insist all the men in his company do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Where was von Luck in 1942?

5. What happened to Hickman and four of his men when they were about to drive over the bridge?

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

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

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

9. What did Howard do with his troops in Chapter 4?

10. What happened at the river bridge at the start of Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Howard was able to re-evaluate the situation and act accordingly, while Von Luck needed to await approval to re-take the bridge. Analyze the benefits and drawbacks to each situation and discuss what impact it had on the outcome of the Pegasus Bridge mission.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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