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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Clausewitz, what is typically not decisive in a long term conflict?
(a) Accurate firearms.
(b) A good General.
(c) One successful surprise attack.
(d) Large number of cavalry.

2. What general feeling should a good general give according to Clausewitz?
(a) Self confidence.
(b) Respect.
(c) Danger.
(d) Fear.

3. What is more important than acquiring territory according to Clausewitz?
(a) Aquiring resources.
(b) Spend as little money on war as possible.
(c) Retention of territory.
(d) Aquiring new technology.

4. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?
(a) Opportunists.
(b) War mongers.
(c) Friends.
(d) Good neighbors.

5. What is, in a large part, intuitive according to Clausewitz?
(a) Joining another army.
(b) Courage.
(c) Effective military leadership.
(d) Fear and self-preservation.

6. What is military life about according to Clausewitz?
(a) Order and agression.
(b) Fighting injustice.
(c) Restraint and discipline.
(d) Killing the enemy and coming back alive.

7. What does Clausewitz call the moment of a battle where there is opportunity for a decisive victory?
(a) The end of the struggle.
(b) Culmination of the attack.
(c) Height of the engagement.
(d) The turning point.

8. What does Clausewitz say will force an enemy to withdraw from a previously conquered territory?
(a) Capturing its commanding officer.
(b) Destroying its camp.
(c) Cutting its supply lines.
(d) The capture of a depot.

9. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?
(a) War and peace.
(b) Diplomacy and army size.
(c) Attack and defense.
(d) War and politics.

10. What is the French definition of an invasion according to Clausewitz?
(a) An attack targeting the capital.
(b) An attack driving deep into enemy territory.
(c) An attack targeting the border lands.
(d) An attack targeting a specific location.

11. What definition of defense does Clausewitz give in Book 4, Chapter 1?
(a) To build fortifications that cannot be broken.
(b) To block the enemy's advances without loss of life.
(c) To successfully not get hit even when another tried to hit you.
(d) To attack first and destroy the enemy totally.

12. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Fear.
(c) Anticipation.
(d) Drop in morale.

13. What does Clausewitz think of the way wars are usually fought?
(a) They are fought to the last man.
(b) They are waged by military geniuses.
(c) They are waged half-heartedly.
(d) They are waged efficiently.

14. What does Clausewitz say would be the message sent by an army taking a castle, burning the fields, dispersing the livestock and then retreating?
(a) The cattle was host to disease.
(b) One army does not have a good military plans.
(c) The people around the castle were too weak.
(d) One army is punishing the other.

15. What does Clausewitz say he is trying to do in Book 3, Chapter 2?
(a) To create a new concept from previously described basics.
(b) To critique concepts by other authors.
(c) To stop writing and start teaching.
(d) To demand a promotion for his work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say the best soldiers, national leaders and generals have in common?

2. What is better than wasting or leaving forces idle according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz suggest be done with territories not immediately adjacent to one's country?

4. What does Clausewitz say about the use of the forces available in Book 3, Chapter 2?

5. According to Clausewitz, what is decision outside the realm of strategy?

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