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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. Forces are usually drawn into the "horns of a dilemma" in what way?
(a) Through failures of intelligence and planning.
(b) Through insufficient supply-lines.
(c) For legitimate strategic reasons.
(d) As a result of hot-headed leadership.

2. Hitler missed an excellent opportunity to wipe out the English army in what region?
(a) Dunkirk.
(b) Bastogne.
(c) Whitfield.
(d) Brest.

3. What was England's primary strength throughout the First World War?
(a) Its airforce.
(b) Its navy.
(c) Its army.
(d) Its tanks.

4. What field of military leadership generally applies to forces smaller than armies or fleets?
(a) Strategy.
(b) Grand strategy.
(c) Tactics.
(d) Diplomacy.

5. About how many Russian soldiers died on the eastern front during the First World War?
(a) Five-hundred thousand.
(b) Two-hundred thousand.
(c) One million.
(d) One-hundred thousand.

6. What is meant by "strength faces strength"?
(a) An army's front should always face the front of the opposing army.
(b) Armies will generally concentrate forces near each other.
(c) Strong nations only engage other strong nations.
(d) Heavy weapons and armor demand equally heavy arms in order to oppose.

7. Clausewitz himself admitted that his books had what flaw?
(a) They were not complete.
(b) They were outdated.
(c) Some of them were written by other people.
(d) They were too complicated for most students of warfare.

8. Which of the following was an important use of air-power in World War II?
(a) To transport supplies.
(b) To slow down tanks.
(c) To support land forces.
(d) To destroy fleets.

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

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

11. What tactic, employed by generals as early as Belisarius, was widely used in World War II?
(a) Overwatch.
(b) Overlapping fields of fire.
(c) Human wave attacks.
(d) Entrenchment.

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

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

14. Which of the following was a factor in limiting the possibilities for strategy on the eastern front?
(a) Lack of large artillery.
(b) Dependance on railways.
(c) Poorly trained generals.
(d) Insufficient manpower.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How successful were the Turks in repelling allied attacks in their region?

2. Which of the following outcomes is NOT specifically mentioned as being important to plan for?

3. Which important development did Clausewitz overlook in his books?

4. Late in the war, the primary German leader in the east was allowed to employ the indirect method by using what kind of an attack?

5. Which of the following is true regarding Hitler's preparations and planning?

(see the answer keys)

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