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Basil Liddell Hart
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Germanic Vandals in North Africa depended on what activity for their wealth?
(a) Trade.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Piracy.
(d) The poaching of ivory.

2. Some of Fabius' tactics could be compared to what kind of modern warfare?
(a) Blitzkreig.
(b) Guerilla warfare.
(c) Infiltration doctrine.
(d) Scorched-earth policy.

3. What was the state of generalship during the British Civil Wars?
(a) Generals were skilled and evenly matched.
(b) British generals far outmatched those of other forces.
(c) The skills of generals on all sides varied widely.
(d) Generals were unskilled politicians.

4. What factor caused the Germans to retreat near the end of the First World War?
(a) There was massive unrest at home.
(b) They had lost too many men in a recent offensive.
(c) They had no way to deal with the tanks the Allies had introduced.
(d) They were concerned about the safety of their rear area.

5. Marlborough was notable for his use of what stratagems?
(a) Bold frontal attacks.
(b) Tactical withdrawls.
(c) Concentrated fire.
(d) Indirect manuevers.

6. 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 lose international standing.
(c) They will profit if the war takes place outside their borders.
(d) They will suffer more than they gain.

7. During William of Normandy's time, what was the state of military strategy?
(a) It was improving greatly.
(b) It was almost totally forgotten.
(c) It was unpopular for being unchivalrous.
(d) It was in decline.

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

9. What do skilled leaders almost always do when they are at a disadvantage?
(a) Avoid confrontation.
(b) Select "picked troops."
(c) Arrange for reinforcements.
(d) Gather intelligence.

10. When did the decisive battles of William of Normandy occur?
(a) 1408 AD.
(b) 560 AD.
(c) 1346 AD.
(d) 1066 AD.

11. What is the most important possible result of a significant moral victory?
(a) A superior position can be gained.
(b) A war can be ended without fighting.
(c) Losses can be reduced.
(d) A battle can be avoided.

12. Who led the second Persian invasion of Greece?
(a) Belasarius.
(b) Xerxes.
(c) Themistocles.
(d) Darius the Great.

13. In what area of generalship did Belisarius excel?
(a) Fire weapons.
(b) Logistics.
(c) Offensive strategy.
(d) Defensive strategy.

14. In addition to the physical gains, why did Fabius employ his brand of warfare?
(a) To wear down his opponent's strength.
(b) In order to pillage territories more effectively.
(c) For pure fame and glory.
(d) For pyschological effect.

15. At the time of the Wars of Spanish Succession, what was the state of most European nations?
(a) They were ruled by various princes and not united.
(b) They were becoming democracies and republics.
(c) They badly needed more manpower to carry out large wars.
(d) They were becoming industrialized.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did most military forces change over the period between 1854 and 1914?

2. 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?

3. Prince Edward is credited with improving greatly what type of military element?

4. The author explains that it is essential to do what to the enemy's center?

5. According to a famous quotation described at the beginning of the book, how important are moral conditions compared to physical conditions?

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