Strategy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Basil Liddell Hart
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Grand Strategy.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following did Clausewitz see himself as?
(a) A philosopher.
(b) A statesman.
(c) A diplomat.
(d) A scientist.

2. According to one of the aphorisms introduced at the beginning of the book, what is the likely outcome for all nations that participate in a war?
(a) They will strengthen the support of the people.
(b) They will suffer more than they gain.
(c) They will profit if the war takes place outside their borders.
(d) They will lose international standing.

3. According to the indirect method, which of the following routes should be taken in order to engage the enemy?
(a) A direct route that is difficult to disrupt.
(b) A circuitous route that provides an advantage in terrain or position.
(c) The route that confuses the enemy most.
(d) The fastest possible route.

4. Which of the following was a significant factor in the psychology of generals during World War II?
(a) Their education.
(b) Their extraordinary need for recognition.
(c) Their desire for promotion.
(d) Their national character.

5. What caused the Romans to restructure their entire military starting in 378 AD?
(a) Encounters with Persian horse-archers.
(b) The division of the empire into two halves.
(c) A loss to Gothic cavalry.
(d) The failed invasion of Thrace.

Short Answer Questions

1. During World War II, most maneuvers had the intention of attacking the enemy where?

2. In the overall strategic planning for the First World War, what country acted as a buffer between Germany and Russia?

3. What major advantage does the use of locomotives in warfare convey?

4. Which general is attributed to stating and frequently reciting the famous line given in this chapter about the relative importance of the moral and the physical?

5. How are the beneficial gains from warfare maintained?

(see the answer key)

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