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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Eighteenth Century-Marlborough and Frederick.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did the war chief Vitiges decide not to fight Belisarius in Naples?
(a) He was afraid of Belisarius and his reputation.
(b) He knew Belisarius had superior numbers.
(c) He was already fighting a war in Frankish territories.
(d) He knew the terrain favored the defender too heavily.

2. In their second war against the Greeks, the massive Persian army and navy that supported it created what strategic problem?
(a) Low "division slice."
(b) A narrow front.
(c) Dependance on local resources.
(d) An obvious "line of expectation."

3. How does the author define "Generalship"?
(a) The chain of military command.
(b) The dominating force of leadership of a commander.
(c) The actual directing of military forces.
(d) The respect received from the troops.

4. How did the Greeks contain the superior numbers of their enemies?
(a) By using mercenaries.
(b) By levying soldiers from the citizenry.
(c) By bribing Persian soldiers.
(d) By retreating into a narrow strait.

5. The Wars of Spanish Succession were strongly affected by what factor in Europe?
(a) Politics.
(b) Weather.
(c) Colonialism.
(d) Plague.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Caesar prefer to win battles and campaigns with as little bloodshed as possible?

2. During their first war with Greece, the Persians experienced a revolt in which region?

3. What factor hampered Marlborough's progress?

4. What characteristic of the English occupation of France during the Hundred Year's war argues for the results being indecisive?

5. Many developed what false impression of Caesar's strategies?

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