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This Week in History: D-Day
1. D-day is often used in military parlance to signify what?
   Doomsday
   The start of an operation
   The end of an operation
   Finding a large weapon cache
   Payday
2. On June 6, 1944, General Eisenhower, the supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, gave clearance for what?
   Operation Overlord
   Operation Barbarossa
   Operation Chicago
   Operation Newton
   Operation Double Strike
3. Where did the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944, take place?
   Dordogne
   Burgundy
   Dover
   Normandy
   Brittany
4. The Germans had invaded and occupied northern France in May 1940 forcing the British to evacuate from where?
   Calais
   Dunkirk
   Cherbourg
   Paris
   Lille
5. Canadian, British, and American troops landed on 5 beaches on June 6, 1944. They numbered around how many?
   12,000
   25,000
   156,000
   200,000
   350,000
6. The Operation was a success, and northern France was liberated by the end of when?
   September 1945
   October 1944
   September 1944
   November 1944
   August 1944
7. The German launched their last major offensive in the winter of 1944. What was the resulting battle called?
   Battle of Midway
   Battle of the Bulge
   Battle of Brittany
   Battle of Berlin
   Battle of Arnhem
8. The Americans landed on which beaches at Normandy?
   Gold and Juno
   Juno and Sword
   Sword and Gold
   Omaha and Gold
   Omaha and Utah
9. The United States entered World War II after what event?
   Bombing of Pearl Harbor
   Invasion of Czechoslovakia
   Bombing of Poland
   Annexation of Austria
   Invasion of Norway
10. In order to confuse the Germans, a phantom army was devised and commanded by whom?
   Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
   General Charles de Gaulle
   General George Patton
   General George Marshall
   General Douglas MacArthur



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