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 visited Company D at the beginning of June,1944?

2. What did George and Theresa Gondree do for a living?

3. When did Howard receive his orders according to D-Day Minus One Month to D-Day?

4. How many men was Poett able to locate immediately after his landing?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why were glider troops used according to Ambrose?

3. What did Howard do for Company D according to Ambrose?

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

5. What did John Howard and some from Company D volunteer for in 1942?

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss Major Schmidt and his concerns about the partisans. Examine how his concerns about the partisans rather than the Allied invasion affected the outcome of the Pegasus Bridge mission and examine the impact on the Germans.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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