The Mask of Command Test | Final Test - Hard

John Keegan
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. One man referred to Grant as being _______________.

2. Grant, like many other commanders, was elected to head a recruiting committee for ___________.

3. Chapter six, " Grant on Campaign", discusses what?

4. 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.

5. It was shown that Grant realized his error pre-war when making the distinction between who?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Hitler's impact on and relationship with his soldiers?

2. Why might Grant not have wanted to surrender? What does this reveal about him?

3. Why was it suggested that Grant surrender at the Battle of Shiloh?

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

5. Why is Chapter Six, "Hitler in Command", possibly the most important chapter in this book?

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

7. What did Grant think about the reason for the Civil War? Do you agree? Why or why not?

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

9. What is Grant's military philosophy?

10. Describe Hitler's early military experience.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The leaders discussed in this book had a variety of military strategies.

Part 1) Choose four leaders to analyze. Describe each leader's military strategies. How effective were these strategies? How do these strategies reflect each leader's personalities?

Part 2) How important was the technology at the time, the size of the military, and the abilities of the enemy to the leaders' strategies?

Part 3) What factors might influence a leader's strategies and tactics today? How do these factors compare to factors in the past?

Essay Topic 2

Alexander was well-known for his flair for the dramatic.

Part 1) Describe his interest in drama. How does this reflect his personality and upbringing? What might the Macedonians think of this? Would his flair for the dramatic be accepted in other cultures at that time? Why or why not?

Part 2) How did other leaders mentioned in this book compare to Alexander, regarding melodramatic behavior? Were they all as melodramatic? Why or why not?

Part 3) What leaders in our world today are considered melodramatic? How does this affect those that could potentially follow them? How does it affect those who go against them?

Essay Topic 3

The leaders discussed in this book had a wide range of upbringings.

Part 1) Choose four men to analyze. Describe each man's upbringing. Compare these upbringings. How did their upbringings affect their personalities, strategies, and beliefs?

Part 2) Despite having varying upbringings, the leaders in this book had several similarities and common traits. What are these commonalities? Are these traits required by all leaders? Why or why not?

Part 3) Regarding nurture versus nature, do you feel that either the way you were raised or your own genetics has a stronger influence over your personality, interests, and beliefs? Explain.

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