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. How were the German First Army's objectives affected by General Knobelsdorff's background?
He was more determined because he wanted to avoid another First Army failure.
He was new to the First Army and anxious to maintain its high record of victories.
He was totally discouraged and disillusioned over the war effort and so made poor decisions.
His background had no effect on strategic decisions.
2. There were two American strategic objectives specific to the Foret de Gremecey Battle.
One was to provide
protection for the south flank of the 4th Armored Division salient. What was the other?
To halt all German operations in the area.
To establish American control in the Foret de Gremecey.
To ensure continued offensive capability through uninterupted logistics resupply.
To re-establish an American outpost line.
3. How did the two forces compare in the area of technology?
a. The Americans enjoyed a higher technology but were not trained to use it to full advantage.
b. The Germans enjoyed a higher level of technology theoretically, but because of numerous changes, replacement
parts were scarce.
c. Both the Germans and the Americans enjoyed a high level of technology and used it to full advantage.
d. Technology on both sides was average by WWI standards, but only the Germans made full use of it.
4. What was the primary German strategic objective in the Foret de Gremecey Battle?
To destroy American supply lines.
To annihilate American forces.
To secure the entire Nancy-Dieuze Highway.
To deny American use of the forest by re-occupying the Foret de Gremecey.