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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is the offensive party's line of thinking only concerned with the attack according to Clausewitz?
(a) Attack minded generals are not smart enough for multi-level thinking.
(b) Attack is more simple.
(c) He can boast completeness.
(d) Attack is usually an all in move.

2. Who does Clausewitz say attacked Prussia twice 20 years ago?
(a) Italy.
(b) Russia.
(c) France.
(d) England.

3. What does Clausewitz say defensive attitudes and position are for?
(a) For weak armies.
(b) To provide a base for future attacks.
(c) For poorly equipped countries.
(d) Self preservation.

4. What does Clausewitz say will determine the character of the war?
(a) The small people.
(b) Political leaders.
(c) Policies.
(d) Military leaders.

5. When does no side get attacked, but still spend resources toward the war effort according to Clausewitz?
(a) When all sides are fearful.
(b) When all sides move their troops.
(c) When all sides are in defensive mode.
(d) When all sides attack an undefended province of the enemy.

6. What does Clausewitz suggest be done with territories not immediately adjacent to one's country?
(a) Release them come winter.
(b) Annex them.
(c) Burn everything down.
(d) Hold on to them no matter what.

7. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?
(a) Good diplomacy.
(b) Deception.
(c) A large army.
(d) Battles.

8. What reason does Clausewitz give for the way the majority of the time in war is spent?
(a) To set up defenses.
(b) The strategy demands it.
(c) To rest the troops.
(d) To move the troops from one battlefield to the other.

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

10. What does the old political landscape permit according to Clausewitz?
(a) For Italy to expand into France.
(b) For Prussia to dominate the political scene.
(c) For one event to precipitate a global war.
(d) For two European countries to go to war without involving any other country.

11. What does Clausewitz call the "Spirit"?
(a) The courage of the foot soldiers only.
(b) The energy of the soldiers en masse.
(c) The perspective of victory.
(d) The aura of the commanding officer.

12. What possibility does a good defensive position offer the general in charge according to Clausewitz?
(a) To rest the troops.
(b) To wait for the enemy indefinitely.
(c) To retreat quickly.
(d) To launch a powerful offensive.

13. Why does Clausewitz says the attacking force loses strength as it goes deeper into enemy territory?
(a) Loss of soldiers.
(b) Loss of morale.
(c) Separation in resources and delays in getting reinforcements.
(d) Hatred from the enemy's population

14. What does the new political landscape contemporary to Clausewitz create for countries according to Clausewitz?
(a) Lower sensitivity.
(b) Heightened sensitivity.
(c) Low sense of responsibility.
(d) High fear.

15. What is suspension of action in war usually a sign of according to Clausewitz?
(a) Troop buildup.
(b) Negotiation.
(c) Troop movement.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the top priority of each side during a battle according to Clausewitz?

2. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?

3. What is the most prominent form of defensive tactics according to Clausewitz?

4. What is Clausewitz disappointed about concerning imperial expansion?

5. What does Clausewitz call part of a full scope war that sees several tactical engagements in Book 5, Chapter 2?

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