Strategy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

2. Many developed what false impression of Caesar's strategies?
(a) He was a coward.
(b) He was a pawn of the Egyptians.
(c) He was ruthless and bloodthirsty.
(d) He was too rash.

3. Why did Caesar prefer to win battles and campaigns with as little bloodshed as possible?
(a) He wanted to turn defeated opponents into followers.
(b) He was orderly and disliked "messy" battles.
(c) He wanted to preserve his own troops at all costs.
(d) He wanted to avoid unneccesary killing for religious reasons.

4. According to the author, what is the use or importance of ancient strategies?
(a) They should be imitated exactly.
(b) They have no relevance to modern warfare.
(c) They are useful for study only.
(d) They remain important to modern warfare.

5. Which of the following major factors that was developed in warfare in the period between 1854 and 1914 made it harder to employ the indirect approach?
(a) Concentration of forces.
(b) Observation balloons.
(c) The railway.
(d) The machine gun.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Greeks contain the superior numbers of their enemies?

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

3. What factor did Constable du Guesclin rely upon in enemy territory?

4. In addition to the physical gains, why did Fabius employ his brand of warfare?

5. When moving to engage the superior Scottish forces, what was the nature of Cromwell's overall strategic maneuver?

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