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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _________________.

2. When did things change for Grant?

3. Lincoln recognized what in Grant?

4. By mid-afternoon on April 6, nearly _______________ of Grant's army had deserted their posts and waited for a chance to escape the battlefield.

5. Describe this person who wrote this axiom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the myth regarding Hitler's war-time lodgings? Was this myth true?

2. Describe the soldiers in Grant's army.

3. How did the northerners compare to the southerners?

4. How does Grant's opinion of the progress of war compare to that of the other leaders mentioned? Why?

5. Describe the prestige of West Point. Did this prestige help Grant in his career? Why or why not?

6. How did the attack on Fort Sumter affect Grant? Why?

7. Why was World War I called "the" war?

8. Why might some factors regarding Hitler as a soldier have been overlooked?

9. Who was Clausewitz? How was he misunderstood by Hitler?

10. How did Grant's approach to battle compare to Alexander's?

(see the answer keys)

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