A Strategy A History Chapter 1

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Strategy A History Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who are the two military strategists mentioned in the subtitle?
    • A. 

      Caesar and von Clausewitz

    • B. 

      Machiavelli and Maurice

    • C. 

      Sun Tzu and Lind

    • D. 

      Corbett and Mahan

  • 2. 
    What famous science fiction author wrote the Foreword?
    • A. 

      Larry Niven

    • B. 

      Jerry Pournelle

    • C. 

      Steven Barnes

    • D. 

      Tom Clancy

  • 3. 
    To whose work does the author of the Foreword believe van Creveld's work to be "a necessary supplement"?
    • A. 

      Sun Tzu

    • B. 

      Antoine Henri Jomini

    • C. 

      Giulio Douhet

    • D. 

      Carl von Clausewitz

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the book that became very influential in the West during World War II despite the author not speaking the language nor visiting the country concerned? 
    • A. 

      The Crysanthemum and the Sword

    • B. 

      The Good Earth

    • C. 

      The Japan That Can Say No

    • D. 

      The Seven Samurai

  • 5. 
    When did the Chinese generals first appear to have put down their martial methods in writing?
    • A. 

      Between 431 and 404 BC

    • B. 

      Between 400 and 200 BC

    • C. 

      Between 90 and 88 BC

    • D. 

      Between 200 and 500 AD

  • 6. 
    The famous British military historian, Sir John Keegan, was originally responsible for the writing of A HISTORY OF STRATEGY.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What was war to the Chinese?
    • A. 

      The epitome of DAO.

    • B. 

      The triumph of yin and a glorious endeavor.

    • C. 

      A necessary evil and a departure from harmony.

    • D. 

      An exercise in power and an expression of national will.

  • 8. 
    What does Sun Tzu teach are the first of the five fundamental factors of war?
    • A. 

      Moral influence

    • B. 

      Terrain

    • C. 

      Command

    • D. 

      Doctrine

    • E. 

      Weather

  • 9. 
    According to Sun Tzu, what are your chances of winning a battle if you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself?
    • A. 

      100 percent

    • B. 

      50 percent

    • C. 

      30 percent

    • D. 

      Zero.

  • 10. 
    What two things does Sun Tzu declare are required in order to achieve the strongest and most successful military action?
    • A. 

      Numerical advantage and surprise.

    • B. 

      Technological advantage and wealth.

    • C. 

      Morale and unity.

    • D. 

      Flexibility and intelligence.