The Mask of Command Test | Final Test - Easy

John Keegan
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Grant believe the Civil War was best fought?
(a) When it was to quell the growing political conflict throughout the country.
(b) When it was to exacerbate the political differences between the north and the south.
(c) When it was to free the slaves.
(d) When it was to balance out the economic differences between the north and the south.

2. Grant would be inaugurated as the __________________ president.
(a) Sixteenth.
(b) Seventeenth.
(c) Nineteenth.
(d) Eighteenth.

3. Chapter six, " Grant on Campaign", discusses what?
(a) Grant's relationships with the men.
(b) Grant's personal habits while on campaign.
(c) Grant's men.
(d) Grant's military strategies.

4. Also included in the chapter are maps of which of Grant's conquests?
(a) At Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
(b) At Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
(c) At Shiloh and Gettysburg.
(d) At Shiloh and Vicksburg.

5. The United States only had _____________ thousand men compared to the two hundred thousand men in Britain's army.
(a) Eight.
(b) Sixteen.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

6. Western civilization considered WWI as ___________ war due to its impact on European culture and history as well as the mystery surrounding the war itself.
(a) "Some."
(b) "One."
(c) "The."
(d) "A."

7. The year was 1862, and Grant was serving as the Commander of the District of __________________.
(a) Eastern Indiana.
(b) Northern West Virginia.
(c) Western Tennessee.
(d) Southern Kentucky.

8. The author quotes Grant as saying, "Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can and as soon as you can and _________________" (p. 195).
(a) Go home.
(b) Strike again.
(c) Take a break.
(d) Keep moving on.

9. Was the plan to destroy Poland before the English and French could intervene due to Hitler?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) No, not completely.
(c) Yes, mostly.
(d) Yes, completely.

10. When ______________, Grant's colleague and friend, approached with the same thoughts of surrender, Grant's demeanor immediately showed his determination.
(a) Lincoln.
(b) Sherman.
(c) Lee.
(d) Jackson.

11. What political was Grant a part of?
(a) The Republican Party.
(b) The Democratic Party.
(c) The Green Party.
(d) The Whig Party.

12. Included in Chapter Five are several photos and renderings of Grant, including a portrait and whose surrender at Vicksburg?
(a) Jackson's.
(b) Pemberton's.
(c) Lee's.
(d) Davis'.

13. Hitler believed the axiom meant that an army should first destroy his enemies in the field and then do what?
(a) Occupy their capital.
(b) Return home.
(c) Burn the capital.
(d) Clean up the field.

14. Describe this person who wrote this axiom?
(a) He was a military historian and author of the 1812 essay titled, "Principles of War".
(b) He was a member of the Nazi Party.
(c) He was a German military leader during WWI.
(d) He was a German professor.

15. By this time, assassination attempts had been made on Hitler's life, a fact that increased security _____________________ by staying hidden away.
(a) But would also increase people's faith.
(b) But would also limit Hitler's effectiveness.
(c) And would also create anger in the German people.
(d) And would increase Hitler's effectiveness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Keegan states that if there is any one historical document that details the Civil War in its entirety, that document would be what?

2. Why did Grant did not approve of the tactics used regarding the Rio Grande venture?

3. Keegan details Hitler's early years in the __________________ regiment, where he would receive his military training.

4. As a replacement for his presence, in what did Hitler engage?

5. Hitler was by all accounts ______________ class man who was frustrated, unfulfilled and resentful with his life and its circumstances.

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