86 pages 2 hours read

Alan Gratz


Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2019

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Multiple Choice

1. Which of the following sentences best describes the importance of D-Day, according to Dee?

A) The German army would finally reclaim Poland.

B) The Allied troops would invade Normandy and push back the German armies.

C) The U.S. would drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and end WWII.

D) The French would finally join the Allies.

2. Which word best describes the mood of the soldiers on Dee’s Higgins boat as it approaches Omaha Beach?

A) Pensive

B) Dismissive

C) Jubilant

D) Carefree

3. Which words best describe Samira’s character?

A) Tentative and cautious

B) Confident and careless

C) Brave and forthright

D) Quiet and musical

4. Which of the following alliterations best describes how Lance Corporal James McKay feels about himself before joining the Canadian army?

A) Poignantly parsimonious

B) Mercifully melancholy

C) Decidedly dowdy

D) Absolutely average

5. What overarching goal unifies the characters in this story?

A) To occupy France

B) To prove their worth to their parents

C) To be a hero

D) To fight a common enemy

6. As James questions Canada’s role in D-Day, Sam says, “‘The best defense is a good offense’” (Chapter 16). Which of the following literary terms does Sam use in this quote?

A) Alliteration

B) Allusion

C) Adage

D) Anaphora

7. Which of the following phrases best describes Dee’s f impression as he lands on Omaha Beach?

A) Organized and streamlined

B) Slow and lethargic

C) Chaotic and morbid

D) Robust and satisfying