LEARNING EVENT 1
Now that you have completed the learning event, test your understanding with the following review questions. Check your
answers against the feedback section. Then refer back to the learning event if you have any questions.
1. History can best be defined as:
knowledge that seeks to study and record the past.
a record of all of man's achievements.
a branch of knowledge that seeks to study, record, and explain the past.
an interpretation of man's achievements and failures.
2. Military history can best be defined as:
history dealing with battles and campaigns.
history pertaining to functional and professional activities of the Army.
a record of military policy, national strategy, and arms control.
a record of military and related activities in peace and in war.
3. Why did Patton remark to his son, " . . .to be a successful soldier, you must know history"?
a. A successful soldier should be able to converse easily about history.
b. History helps explain the forces that have shaped the present.
c. He wanted his son to understand the history that he was helping to create.
4. History dealing with battles and campaigns and encompassing logistics, tactics, strategy, and leadership is
Administrative and technical history.
Armed forces and society.
The von Clausewitz approach.