LEARNING EVENT 2
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. Why did so few people support the study of history following World War II?
Brig. Gen. Hal Pattison retired and could no longer support the study of history.
With the end of the war, leaders knowledgeable about history were no longer needed.
Rapid technological advances made people think that the past had no application in the present.
There was no loss of support.
2. Traditionally, the scholar has viewed the study of history as "knowledge for the sake of knowledge." How does the
soldier view the study of history?
As a theory of war in the past.
As a tool of the soldier to be used in training.
As a method of mind-training.
As a waste of time.
3. If we rely only on our own experience for information on how to resolve problems, what is the result?
We are more likely to repeat past mistakes.
We miss the security offered by a "second opinion."
We are assured of success on the battlefield.
We have a limited amount of information to draw on.