The Mask of Command Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

John Keegan
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapters 1-7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. There is not much mention of Philip taking part in Alexander's life until the boy was about age ______________.
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Five.

2. Keegan states that if there is any one historical document that details the Civil War in its entirety, that document would be what?
(a) The Letters of Abraham Lincoln.
(b) The Personal Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln.
(c) The Letters of U.S. Grant.
(d) The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

3. The closest tally of battles and sieges reached included _____________ battles and eight sieges, not counting those Wellington participated in as a subordinate.
(a) Four.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Ten.
(d) Eight.

4. At best, Grant's troops could evade and stall until help arrived from another Union battalion located _________ miles away, a distance that would take half a day to cover.
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Four.
(c) Twenty-three.
(d) Nine.

5. ___________________, a contemporary of Wellington's from Calcutta, described the man thus: "He was all life and spirits. In height he was about 5 feet 7 inches (in fact nearer 5 feet 10 inches) with a long pale face, a remarkably large aquiline nose, a clear blue eye and the blackest beard I ever saw" (p. 106).
(a) Geoffrey Elton.
(b) Gary Ellerton.
(c) Gregory Elson.
(d) George Elers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Like many royals, Alexander had a tutor. Alexander's tutor of __________ years also happened to be a brilliant student of Plato's, a man named Aristotle.

2. How long did Wellington spend in India?

3. How much did Wellington leave to chance?

4. Alexander could, however, claim an abundance of natural resources, livestock, grains, and fertile lands. The latter was due in part to what?

5. Additionally, the men who were enlisted were mainly stationed on and around the __________________ River to protect trade and settlement routes.

(see the answer key)

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