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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. Where did Company D go at the end of May 1944?

3. Where was Hans Schmidt on the evening of June 5?

4. When did Howard have access to the documentation concerning the plan?

5. To whom did Georges and Theresa Gondree provide information?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Howard tell his men when Company D moved to Tarrant Rushton at the end of May?

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

4. Why were glider troops used according to Ambrose?

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

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

7. What did Poett tell Howard according to Ambrose?

8. Who was relieved of duty at the start at the start of Chapter 1, D-Day Minus Two Years?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After Howard set up his command post by the bridge, he received report of the platoon leaders being lost. Examine the impact of the loss of the three platoon leaders and how Howard reacted to this change. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the significance of capturing Pegasus Bridge and what it prevented the German Panzers from doing. Use the text and provide examples to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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