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. Keegan dispels what myth of Hitler's?
(a) He ran away to Belgium during the war.
(b) He was insane.
(c) He lived in the woods during the war.
(d) His grand lodgings during the war.

2. Hitler believed that Germany could rise if only what?
(a) The Jews were exterminated.
(b) Poland was destroyed.
(c) The U.S. was destroyed.
(d) It was given a second chance.

3. While Grant may have been surrounded by more than his share of ordinary men, there were at least two that stood out to the commander. They were Lieutenant Colonel Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant General, and ________________, Aide de Camp.
(a) Captain Bonneville.
(b) Captain Brooke.
(c) Captain Boners.
(d) Captain Boon.

4. Did Hitler understood the axiom?
(a) Almost.
(b) Mostly.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

5. The army was down to about ________ thousand men.
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

6. 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) Four.
(b) Twenty-three.
(c) Nine.
(d) Eighteen.

7. In three years, Grant would be _______________ in Chief of the Armies of the United States; within seven years, Grant would be inaugurated as the eighteenth president.
(a) General.
(b) Major.
(c) Colonel.
(d) Commander.

8. On what did Clausewitz focus?
(a) The battlefield.
(b) Occupation of the capital.
(c) The reparations that must take place after a battle.
(d) The end of the battle.

9. Hitler was by all accounts ______________ class man who was frustrated, unfulfilled and resentful with his life and its circumstances.
(a) A lower middle.
(b) An upper.
(c) An upper middle.
(d) A lower.

10. Hitler was well known for adopting the axiom of whom?
(a) Müller.
(b) Klein.
(c) Clausewitz.
(d) Schmidt.

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

12. Did Hitler occupy any of these grandiose lodgings?
(a) Yes, but rarely.
(b) Yes, sometimes.
(c) Yes, all the time.
(d) No.

13. Grant's devotion to the U.S. was ______________________.
(a) Hardly noticeable.
(b) Complete and total.
(c) Weak.
(d) Fairly strong.

14. Keegan compares West Point to the British ____________________ located in Woolwich and France's École de Génie at Mezières.
(a) Military Academy.
(b) Military Institute.
(c) Royal Military Academy.
(d) Royal School.

15. Keegan points out that there are some factors overlooked or glossed over by many _____________________ regarding Hitler's early war experiences.
(a) Germans.
(b) American historians.
(c) Historians and biographers.
(d) Military leaders.

Short Answer Questions

1. Western civilization considered WWI as ___________ war due to its impact on European culture and history as well as the mystery surrounding the war itself.

2. Chapter six, "Hitler in Command", may be the ____________ chapter in the text.

3. Chapter eight," Grant and American Democracy", details Grant's views on what?

4. The regiment in which Hitler served was filled with the type of people Hitler longed to be with but what?

5. Hitler erected more than _____________ wartime lodgings.

(see the answer keys)

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