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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. What should be the main purpose of any attack?
(a) Attacking enemy supplies.
(b) Psychological victory.
(c) Destroying enemy forces.
(d) Dislocation.

2. What is meant by "flexibility" in strategic terms?
(a) Commanders should be ready for any attack.
(b) Goals should be adjusted to meet current means.
(c) Forces should be composed of a wide variety of troop types.
(d) Forces should stay mobile.

3. "Limited aim" strategy generally precludes what type of outcome?
(a) Bloodless victories.
(b) Indecisive results.
(c) Psychological defeat of the enemy.
(d) Decisive results.

4. What was one way that Hitler gained political ascendancy in Germany?
(a) By expelling foreigners.
(b) By exploiting in-fighting.
(c) By cutting down on corruption.
(d) By paying out welfare whenever possible.

5. Which of the following best defines military strategy?
(a) All movements and applications of military forces.
(b) The combination of military and political means of warfare.
(c) The means by which military forces seek policy objectives.
(d) The use of military forces in the field to destroy enemy forces.

6. According to the author, what type of government is least capable of creating ideal generals?
(a) Fascism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Dictatorship.
(d) Communism.

7. Which of the following does that author state as being his major intention in writing this book?
(a) To prevent indecisive results in war.
(b) To critique Clausewitz's work.
(c) To improve the efficacy of all wars.
(d) To stop future wars.

8. What historical general is cited as basing his conquests on popular support?
(a) Hannibal.
(b) William of Normany.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Belisarius.

9. What is the purpose of strategy?
(a) The capture enemy resources and wealth.
(b) To cause the enemy to abandon their goal.
(c) To destroy the people's politics, culture and religion.
(d) To destroy the enemy armies entirely.

10. What is a "wedge attack" intended to achieve?
(a) The separation of enemy forces.
(b) The diversion of resources away from the real attack.
(c) The destruction of a fortified location.
(d) The wholesale destruction of enemy troops.

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

12. Which of the following outcomes is NOT specifically mentioned as being important to plan for?
(a) Standoff.
(b) Unexpected success.
(c) Partial success.
(d) Failure.

13. Infiltration tactics are based on what principle?
(a) Attacking along a route that can lead to many possible objectives.
(b) Mobility and speed.
(c) Attacking a single objective behind enemy lines relentlessly.
(d) Stealth and surprise.

14. Who was the main German commander on the eastern front?
(a) Nicholas.
(b) Ludendorff.
(c) Guderian.
(d) Clausewitz.

15. In the First World War, what was Italy's diplomatic status?
(a) It was allied with Austria and Hungary.
(b) It was allied with France and England.
(c) It remained neutral, but was invaded by both Austria and France.
(d) It successfully remained neutral throughout the war.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, how should formations be arranged?

2. Which nation did Russia decide to focus their efforts on first?

3. About how many Russian soldiers died on the eastern front during the First World War?

4. What bias are generals likely to carry during war councils?

5. Which of the following was a factor in limiting the possibilities for strategy on the eastern front?

(see the answer keys)

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