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 was insane.
(b) He ran away to Belgium during the war.
(c) He lived in the woods during the war.
(d) His grand lodgings during the war.

2. Hitler's final words echoed the same things he had said at the onset of WWII in 1939, that he would ask no more of the German man than he would _________________.
(a) Ask of others.
(b) Give of the German man.
(c) Ask of his family.
(d) Give of himself.

3. Grant received a bit of notoriety after a stint where?
(a) Along the Mississippi.
(b) In Europe.
(c) Out west.
(d) Near the Mexican border.

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

5. It was shown that Grant realized his error pre-war when making the distinction between who?
(a) The man who volunteered to enlist and the man who served as a soldier during peacetime.
(b) The northerner and the southerner.
(c) The wealthy soldier and the poor soldier.
(d) The American soldier and the European soldier.

6. West Point would go on to graduate many notable people, including President Eisenhower, James McNeil Whistler, and __________________.
(a) Edgar Allan Poe.
(b) Bob Fosse.
(c) Jackson Pollock.
(d) Reba McIntyre.

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

8. Keegan details Hitler's early years in the __________________ regiment, where he would receive his military training.
(a) German.
(b) Germanic.
(c) Munich.
(d) Bavarian.

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

10. 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.

11. Hitler was one of the most __________________ leaders of his or any other time.
(a) Unintelligent.
(b) Happy.
(c) Fearless.
(d) Commanding.

12. One man referred to Grant as being _______________.
(a) Undramatic.
(b) Dramatic.
(c) Strange.
(d) Vicious.

13. How many thought that Grant would rise up through the ranks as he did?
(a) Not many.
(b) Quite a few.
(c) Many.
(d) Several dozen.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Grant's devotion to the U.S. was ______________________.

3. Hitler had served as a __________________, a front fighter, in World War I, wherein he was wounded three times.

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

5. The year was 1862, and Grant was serving as the Commander of the District of __________________.

(see the answer keys)

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