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

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

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

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

5. According to the author, how should formations be arranged?
(a) In the way that most confuses the enemy.
(b) With the best troops handling the most fighting.
(c) According to the design of unit commanders.
(d) In a way that allows for rapid adjustments.

6. Which nation did Russia decide to focus their efforts on first?
(a) Romania.
(b) Germany.
(c) Prussia.
(d) Austria.

7. About how many soldiers did the Italians lose in their two and a half years of fighting in the First World War?
(a) One million.
(b) Two-hundred thousand.
(c) Five-hundred thousand.
(d) One-hundred thousand.

8. The author argues that the nature of strategy explains which of the following regarding how people change their opinions?
(a) People accept the opinions only of those they trust.
(b) People rapidly change their opinions to suit the situation.
(c) People do not like to be convinced by others to change their opinions.
(d) People never truly change their opinions.

9. How did Hitler's military achievements match up against those of Napoleon's?
(a) He matched Napoleon's achievements.
(b) He did not come close to matching Napoleon.
(c) He far exceeded Napoleon's accomplishments.
(d) Hitler's accomplishments were very different from Napoleon's.

10. 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.

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

12. In the author's view, a battle that results in massive casualties and the temporary gain of an objective is best described as which of the following?
(a) An indirect method.
(b) A decisive result.
(c) A disaster.
(d) An indecisive result.

13. Within the subject of grand strategy, what is one of the benefits of closed mindedness among the populace?
(a) They will serve and die blindly.
(b) They are more productive.
(c) They are less susceptible to psychological attacks.
(d) They are more likely to enlist for military service.

14. How did Hitler secure the loyalty of the commanders serving under him?
(a) He gave them generous promotions and money.
(b) He put them in positions they were suited for.
(c) He used flattery and praise liberally.
(d) He consistently followed through with his word.

15. How successful were the Austrians in the First World War?
(a) They did not gain or lose any land.
(b) The reconquered previously lost lands.
(c) They gained much new territory.
(d) They lost significant territory.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following was a significant factor in the psychology of generals during World War II?

2. Who was the main German commander on the eastern front?

3. In general, what was the state of mobility during World War II?

4. In the First World War, what was Italy's diplomatic status?

5. What is the purpose of strategy?

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