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Lesson Index: [ Introduction | Lesson Objective | Overview | Early Perspective of War | Rise of Total War | WWI Perspective | Context for Airpower | Aircraft as a Military Tool | Aircraft for Strategic Effects | Early Airpower Theorists | Aipower Theorists—Douhet | Douhet’s Theory | Implications of Douhet’s Theory | Douhet’s Impact | Aipower Theorists—Trenchard | Trenchard’s Theory | Implications of Trenchard’s Theory | Trenchard’s Impact | Aipower Theorists—Mitchell | Mitchell’s Theory | Implications of Mitchell’s Theory | Mitchell’s Impact | Mitchell’s Legacy | Summary | Quiz ]

Title: Quiz

Voice: Here are a few questions to test your knowledge of the previous lesson material. These questions are for your self-assessment only and are not recorded. Read each choice carefully, then click on the link to check your answers. At the end of each question is a link to the relevant lesson page for that question. To get back to this quiz page, use your browser back feature (ALT + Left Arrow in IBM’s Home Page Reader). The next and back buttons on each page will only take you sequentially through the lesson pages.



Question 1: Douhet’s thoughts on air exploitation posited that during war, airpower should first be used to achieve command of the air. Which of the following statements BEST summarizes Douhet’s thoughts regarding the subsequent use of airpower?

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Relevant lesson page: Douhet’s Theory



Question 2: While aircraft were primarily employed for observation and reconnaissance during WW I, the advantages of employing them as offensive weapons became apparent. Which of the following BEST explains why strategic bombardment emerged as the centerpiece of airpower theory?

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Relevant lesson page: Aircraft as a Military Tool



Question 3: William “Billy” Mitchell’s beliefs regarding the efficacy of airpower have had a profound impact on Air Force doctrine. Which of the following statements BEST captures Mitchell’s influence on modern beliefs regarding the employment of airpower?

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Relevant lesson page: Mitchell’s Legacy


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