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Basil Liddell Hart
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Conclusions from Twenty-Five Centuries.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the height of his power and greatness, Napoleon was likened to what historical figure?
(a) Mark Anthony.
(b) Darius.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Belisarius.

2. Why did many European principalities fail to become strong, united nations?
(a) Individual princes were unwilling to give up their power.
(b) There was insufficient technology to support a large state.
(c) The philosophy and religion of the time discouraged it.
(d) Constant bickering drove them apart.

3. The principle of mobility applies to units on what scale?
(a) It applies on all scales.
(b) Platoon-level scales.
(c) Division-level scales.
(d) Corps-level scales.

4. In his major engagement with the Scottish, how was Cromwell able to overcome the numerical superiority of the enemy forces?
(a) By wearing them down with artillery fire.
(b) By using a pincer maneuver.
(c) By forcing them to engage in smaller groups.
(d) By cutting off their supplies.

5. What factor hampered Marlborough's progress?
(a) The enemy had numerical superiority.
(b) Spanish supply trains were too slow.
(c) Communications were not reliable at the time.
(d) He was held back by cautious generals.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what nation first employed military strategy in Europe?

2. What caused the Romans to restructure their entire military starting in 378 AD?

3. According to the indirect approach, military strategy needs to include plans to attack in what manner?

4. How are the beneficial gains from warfare maintained?

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

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