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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. During the British Civil Wars, what were the prospects for sweeping victories and conquests?
(a) They were unlimited, given enough resources.
(b) They were limited.
(c) The author could not comment on the prospects.
(d) They were unlimited, given enough time.

2. What disadvantage can the use of "picked troops" offset?
(a) Inferior numbers.
(b) Enemy fortifications.
(c) Lack of training.
(d) Rough terrain.

3. Constable du Geusclin always avoided attacking which of the following?
(a) The line of expectation.
(b) Supply lines.
(c) Fortified cities.
(d) The main body of the enemy forces.

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 indecisive.
(b) It is impossible to comment on the results.
(c) The results were totally decisive.
(d) The results were mixed.

5. According to the author, which of the following strategies have been known and used by intelligent generals dating back to ancient times?
(a) Avoiding bloodshed and battles.
(b) Building fortifications.
(c) False retreats.
(d) Concentration of forces.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the state of most armies in William of Normandy's time and region?

2. What distinction does the author make during the discussion of the wars fought by Hannibal, Scipio and Caesar?

3. Belisarius's legacy caused the Byzantines to adopt what military strategy for centuries?

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

5. When an enemy is attacked along a "natural line of expectation," what is the usual result?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Caesar's overall strategy in his Mediterranean campaigns?

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

3. What is a "natural line of expectation"?

4. What was Cromwell's strategy as he moved to engage the Scottish?

5. What was the overall strategy of Fabius in his war against Hannibal?

6. What instigated the Byzantine war against the Vandals?

7. What were European nations like during the era of the Wars of Spanish Succession?

8. What was the Persian strategy in their first attack against Athens?

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

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

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