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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. Which of the following does that author state as being his major intention in writing this book?
(a) To improve the efficacy of all wars.
(b) To prevent indecisive results in war.
(c) To critique Clausewitz's work.
(d) To stop future wars.

2. Which nation did Russia decide to focus their efforts on first?
(a) Prussia.
(b) Romania.
(c) Germany.
(d) Austria.

3. The author argues that the nature of strategy explains which of the following regarding how people change their opinions?
(a) People do not like to be convinced by others to change their opinions.
(b) People never truly change their opinions.
(c) People accept the opinions only of those they trust.
(d) People rapidly change their opinions to suit the situation.

4. Forces are usually drawn into the "horns of a dilemma" in what way?
(a) Through failures of intelligence and planning.
(b) Through insufficient supply-lines.
(c) For legitimate strategic reasons.
(d) As a result of hot-headed leadership.

5. About how many soldiers did the Italians lose in their two and a half years of fighting in the First World War?
(a) Five-hundred thousand.
(b) One-hundred thousand.
(c) One million.
(d) Two-hundred thousand.

Short Answer Questions

1. How successful were the Austrians in the First World War?

2. Which of the following historical commanders did NOT enjoy supreme power in both military and political matters, as did Hitler?

3. "National object" is best defined as the final goal in what field?

4. Which of the following outcomes is NOT specifically mentioned as being important to plan for?

5. How did Hitler secure the loyalty of the commanders serving under him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe some common tactical movements of the armies of World War II.

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

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

5. What is the principle of flexibility?

6. What challenge did Germany face in fighting in Russian territory?

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

8. What causes generals to overstep the bounds of "limited aim" warfare?

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

10. Why was Ludendorff mostly unable to enact indirect strategies throughout the war?

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