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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. The common and imprecise interpretation of Clausewitz's writings was that victory could achieved by having a majority of which of the following?
(a) Railways, factories and major cities.
(b) Trained generals.
(c) Public support.
(d) Soldiers and supplies.

2. In the First World War, which Mediterranean nation did the allies hope to re-unify?
(a) Greece.
(b) Turkey.
(c) Croatia.
(d) Egypt.

3. Which war did Clausewitz's writings have a major impact on?
(a) World War I.
(b) The American Civil War.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Crimean War.

4. Clausewitz himself admitted that his books had what flaw?
(a) They were too complicated for most students of warfare.
(b) They were outdated.
(c) Some of them were written by other people.
(d) They were not complete.

5. "National object" is best defined as the final goal in what field?
(a) Grand strategy.
(b) Policy.
(c) Strategy.
(d) Tactics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what type of government is least capable of creating ideal generals?

2. What is the purpose of strategy?

3. Which of the following was a factor in limiting the possibilities for strategy on the eastern front?

4. The author argues that the nature of strategy explains which of the following regarding how people change their opinions?

5. What was Germany's problem in Russia with regards to grand strategy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was unusual about Hitler's preparations for war?

2. Describe the strategies used by the Turks during the First World War.

3. What were the strengths and vulnerabilities of the Turks and the Arabs during the First World War?

4. How did Hitler gain the loyalty and trust of his subordinates?

5. What is a wedge attack, what is it used for and how is it countered?

6. What were the results and casualty rates on the Southeastern and Mediterranean fronts during the First World War?

7. What was the problem with Clausewitz's writings, and why did they have a negative impact on the first World War?

8. How successful was Germany's expansion during the early parts of World War II? Why was this expansion eventually halted and reversed?

9. How does policy relate to national object and military aims?

10. What did Germany need in order to become secure and peacefully end the war?

(see the answer keys)

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