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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. In his major engagement with the Scottish, how was Cromwell able to overcome the numerical superiority of the enemy forces?
(a) By cutting off their supplies.
(b) By forcing them to engage in smaller groups.
(c) By using a pincer maneuver.
(d) By wearing them down with artillery fire.

2. William's ally attacked England from which direction?
(a) The northwest.
(b) The southwest.
(c) The southeast.
(d) The northeast.

3. How did Caesar achieve relatively bloodless victories?
(a) By using amphibious assaults.
(b) By attacking supply lines.
(c) By avoiding fortified towns.
(d) By providing better weapons for his troops.

4. What major advantage does the use of locomotives in warfare convey?
(a) Improved communications.
(b) Mobility.
(c) Force multipliers.
(d) Availability of artillery.

5. According to the indirect method, which of the following routes should be taken in order to engage the enemy?
(a) The route that confuses the enemy most.
(b) A circuitous route that provides an advantage in terrain or position.
(c) The fastest possible route.
(d) A direct route that is difficult to disrupt.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the indirect approach, military strategy needs to include plans to attack in what manner?

2. How did most military forces change over the period between 1854 and 1914?

3. How does the author define "Grand Strategy"?

4. How did the Greeks contain the superior numbers of their enemies?

5. The Germanic Vandals in North Africa depended on what activity for their wealth?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the overall state of military strategy in William of Normandy's time?

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

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

4. What was Marlborough's style of generalship and why was he not able to fully employ it?

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

6. Describe some of Belisarius's conquests.

7. What was Belisarius's general strategy?

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

9. What developments in the period between 1854 and 1914 made it more difficult to employ indirect methods?

10. Why was Varro chosen to replace Fabius?

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