A History Of Strategy Chapter 3

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A History Of Strategy Chapter 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On what is The Prince a treatise?
    • A. 

      Morals

    • B. 

      Power

    • C. 

      Strategy

    • D. 

      Tactics

  • 2. 
    What was the common opinion that Machiavelli disproved in theory and in practice?
    • A. 

      That "no quarter" was an ineffective tactic.

    • B. 

      That democracy was superior to monarchy.

    • C. 

      That civilians could not make successful soldiers.

    • D. 

      That a prince should be merciful and kind.

  • 3. 
    Which military element did Machiavelli underestimate?
    • A. 

      Infantry

    • B. 

      Cavalry

    • C. 

      Artillery

    • D. 

      Navy

  • 4. 
    What distinguished Montecuccoli from previous military writers?
    • A. 

      He was the first to turn siegecraft into a science.

    • B. 

      He believed war to be the natural state of Man.

    • C. 

      He was the first to imagine aerial warfare.

    • D. 

      He looked at war as something waged by states, not people.

  • 5. 
    In what century were tactics clearly distinguished from strategy?
    • A. 

      The eighteenth century.

    • B. 

      The twentieth century.

    • C. 

      The seventeenth century.

    • D. 

      The fifteenth century.

  • 6. 
    Of what military art was Vauban the master?
    • A. 

      The cavalry pursuit.

    • B. 

      Attacking and defending fortresses.

    • C. 

      Naval formations.

    • D. 

      Infantry movements.

  • 7. 
    Whose work epitomized eighteenth century warfare at its complex best?
    • A. 

      Puységur

    • B. 

      Machiavelli

    • C. 

      Maurice de Saxe

    • D. 

      Frederick the Great

  • 8. 
    Why do the military works of Frederick the Great merit mention?
    • A. 

      Their tactical brilliance.

    • B. 

      The author was one of the greatest commanders of all times.

    • C. 

      The strategic innovations found in them.

    • D. 

      They were written in three languages.

  • 9. 
    Which strategic objective did Frederick the Great prefer, annihilation or attrition?
    • A. 

      Annihilation

    • B. 

      Attrition

    • C. 

      Neither

    • D. 

      He did not say.

  • 10. 
    According to Frederick the Great, what is the one factor that can make men march into cannon fire?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Honor

    • C. 

      Training

    • D. 

      Discipline