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 distinction does the author make during the discussion of the wars fought by Hannibal, Scipio and Caesar?
(a) Direct vs indirect approaches.
(b) Decisive vs indecisive results.
(c) Free vs conscripted armies.
(d) Strategy vs tactics.

2. What characteristic of the English occupation of France during the Hundred Year's war argues for the results being indecisive?
(a) The brief nature of the "conquered condition."
(b) The failure of other states to recognize England's claims.
(c) Religious strife.
(d) The continuity of French government and rule.

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

4. About how many men was Belisarius given with which to conquer the Vandals?
(a) A hundred thousand.
(b) Fifty thousand
(c) Fifteen thousand.
(d) Five thousand.

5. Constable du Guesclin's style was most influenced by which previous general?
(a) Hannibal.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Fabius.
(d) Alexander.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is true regarding decisive victories?

3. During the British Civil Wars, what were the prospects for sweeping victories and conquests?

4. According to the author, what is the use or importance of ancient strategies?

5. Belisarius's legacy caused the Byzantines to adopt what military strategy for centuries?

(see the answer key)

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