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Basil Liddell Hart
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Byzantine Wars-Belisarius and Narses.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why, according to the author, were Caesar's strategies insufficient?
(a) He failed to attack the enemy leaders.
(b) He absolutely refused to lay siege in any circumstance.
(c) He failed to follow up on advantageous situations.
(d) His men were not inspired by his leadership.

2. According to the author, when did the first use of military strategy in Europe occur?
(a) The fifth century AD.
(b) The third century AD.
(c) The fifth century BC.
(d) The first century BC.

3. 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 the terrain favored the defender too heavily.
(c) He was already fighting a war in Frankish territories.
(d) He knew Belisarius had superior numbers.

4. Like Caesar, Belisarius was able to achieve victory in what way?
(a) Very quickly.
(b) With no chance of defeat.
(c) Bloodlessly.
(d) With a small force.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which great Persian military leader is credited with introducing military strategy to Europe?

2. In what way did Caesar excel as a general?

3. About how many men was Belisarius given with which to conquer the Vandals?

4. When an enemy is attacked along a "natural line of expectation," what is the usual result?

5. Fabius was famous for what tactic?

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