Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944 Test | Final 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. What time did Howard finish setting up his defensive position around the bridge?

2. What did the German resistance force the British troops to do in the weeks following the invasion of Europe?

3. Who from Company C was ordered to report to the beaches from Company D?

4. Where did Howard try to be reassigned to after recuperating from his car accident?

5. What happened on the bridges at 1000 hours on June 6th?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the paratroopers think according to Ambrose?

2. What invasion began at dawn, according to Chapter 7, D-Day: 0600 to 1200 Hours?

3. What happened between the Germans and Howard's troops, according to Ambrose?

4. What happened to Howard after his leave, according to Chapter 10, D-Day Plus Three Months to D-Day Plus Fifty Years?

5. What did von Luck want to do according to Chapter 6?

6. Why was Howard's special unit shrinking?

7. Why were Howard's platoons repositioned?

8. Why was the Pegasus Bridge eventually replaced according to Ambrose?

9. What happened to the Germans found not sleeping in tunnels?

10. Why was the morale of men low 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

As the D-Day invasion plans were made, it was decided that the Orne River and the Caen Canal Bridges would need to be taken intact. Examine this realization, what would happen if the bridges were blown, and how this potential issue was overcome. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss and compare the objectives of D-Day, including the glider operations, paratroopers, and the seaborne invasion. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

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