Strategy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Basil Liddell Hart
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The French Revolution and Napolean Bonaparte.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is true regarding decisive victories?
(a) They always occur suddenly and often unexpectedly.
(b) They can only be won by indirect methods.
(c) They can be rapid, or can take decades or longer to achieve.
(d) They are independant of any gains made.

2. A "pincer movement" involves what kind of strategic maneuver?
(a) Widening one's own flank.
(b) Driving up an enemy's flank.
(c) Refusing one's own flank.
(d) Turning an enemy's flank.

3. When an enemy is attacked along a "natural line of expectation," what is the usual result?
(a) The enemy's strength will be worn down.
(b) The enemy will not be able to counter effectively.
(c) The enemy will not be prepared for the attack.
(d) The enemy has a high chance of resisting the attack.

4. What was Belisarius's first major reconquest?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Spain.
(c) Rome.
(d) Persia.

5. What factor did Constable du Guesclin rely upon in enemy territory?
(a) Light, fast troops.
(b) Dissent among the occupied people.
(c) Overwhelming power and strength.
(d) Reconnaissance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What distinction does the author make during the discussion of the wars fought by Hannibal, Scipio and Caesar?

2. At the time of the Wars of Spanish Succession, what was the state of most European nations?

3. According to the author, how did Turenne's military strategy change as the general aged?

4. At the height of his power and greatness, Napoleon was likened to what historical figure?

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

(see the answer key)

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