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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When an enemy is attacked along a "natural line of expectation," what is the usual result?
(a) The enemy has a high chance of resisting the attack.
(b) The enemy's strength will be worn down.
(c) The enemy will not be prepared for the attack.
(d) The enemy will not be able to counter effectively.

3. According to the indirect method, which of the following should NOT be attacked?
(a) The enemy's supply lines.
(b) A small but well-held garrison.
(c) A lightly-defended city.
(d) The enemy's lines of communication.

4. When did Belisarius carry out his wars of reconquest?
(a) The fourth century AD.
(b) The eighth century AD.
(c) The first century BC.
(d) The first century AD.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which war demonstrated the risks of using a largely unprofessional force?

2. William's ally attacked England from which direction?

3. During William of Normandy's time, what was the state of military strategy?

4. Which country became noted as a major world power for the first time during the First World War?

5. During their first war with Greece, the Persians experienced a revolt in which region?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has the indirect method failed to become a widely-used strategy?

2. Describe the effect of the locomotive on the American Civil War.

3. What were the strategies of the French and Germans during the First World War?

4. Describe the changes that took place in France that led to Napoleon becoming ruler of that nation.

5. Describe the nature of the Wars of Spanish Succession. What kinds of strategies were used, and what was unique about these wars?

6. Explain the concept of the "center" of a country's military power. What is the importance of "dislocating" this center?

7. Describe the war between the Byzantines and the Vandals.

8. How did the Greeks achieve victory in the second Greek and Persian war?

9. What were Prince Edward's accomplishments in the development of military technology and strategy?

10. Why is the indirect method favorable over direct methods?

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