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Basil Liddell Hart
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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 characteristic of the English occupation of France during the Hundred Year's war argues for the results being indecisive?
(a) Religious strife.
(b) The failure of other states to recognize England's claims.
(c) The brief nature of the "conquered condition."
(d) The continuity of French government and rule.

2. What is one problem of relying upon locomotives in warfare?
(a) The railways must be protected.
(b) The civilian population will suffer without access to trains.
(c) Coal and labor must be constantly in supply.
(d) Troops suffer health problems.

3. What was unusual about the Wars of Spanish Succession?
(a) They were never officially ended.
(b) They took place outside of either nation's territory.
(c) They were extremely short.
(d) They were technically carried out between civilian organizations.

4. According to the author, what were the results of the Hundred Year's War, fought by du Guesclin and others?
(a) The results were totally decisive.
(b) The results were mixed.
(c) It is impossible to comment on the results.
(d) The results were indecisive.

5. Fabius was famous for what tactic?
(a) Forcing the enemy to attack.
(b) Guerilla warfare.
(c) Employing highly mobile light forces.
(d) Forestalling engagements until the proper time.

Short Answer Questions

1. One of the aphorisms introduced at the beginning of the book states that all warfare is based on what?

2. In the overall strategic planning for the First World War, what country acted as a buffer between Germany and Russia?

3. Which of the following is a common method for generals employing the indirect approach?

4. What factor did Constable du Guesclin rely upon in enemy territory?

5. According to the author, how did Turenne's military strategy change as the general aged?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the author's opinion on Sun Tzu's quotation about deception in warfare.

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

3. What was Belisarius's general strategy?

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

5. What characterized the battles of William of Normandy?

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

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

8. Why are decisive results important in warfare?

9. Describe some of Napoleon's strategies and innovations.

10. Describe some of Belisarius's conquests.

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