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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Clausewitz call part of a full scope war that sees several tactical engagements in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Engagements groups.
(b) Skirmishes.
(c) Small wars.
(d) Military campaigns.

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

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

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

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

7. What general rule does Clausewitz give concerning defense and attack?
(a) Generals ususally prefer attacks.
(b) A particular general will be good at one or the other.
(c) Attack is superior.
(d) General should adapt to the situation.

8. What building does Clausewitz says is highly desirable for an army to have during the first half of the 19th century?
(a) Farm.
(b) Fortress.
(c) Bank.
(d) Large hotel.

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

10. What is pivotal to successful offensive aims according to Clausewitz?
(a) Physical and moral superiority.
(b) Speed.
(c) Good communication.
(d) Large number of firearms.

11. What type of engagement does Clausewitz say has a superior value?
(a) An attrition battle.
(b) A quick engagement.
(c) A combination of engagements.
(d) One large engagement.

12. What situation does Clausewitz envision being the only one where one can completely destroy the army of the enemy?
(a) When the enemy's general is incompetent.
(b) When the enemy has a small army.
(c) When the enemy is too slow to retreat.
(d) When the enemy goals are high enough to allow it.

13. 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) One army does not have a good military plans.
(b) One army is punishing the other.
(c) The people around the castle were too weak.
(d) The cattle was host to disease.

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

15. According to Clausewitz, what support is less important than government and soldier support during actual military operations?
(a) Media support.
(b) Spousal support.
(c) Financial support.
(d) Public support.

Short Answer Questions

1. What army did Clausewitz join to continue fighting his favorite enemy?

2. What is, in a large part, intuitive according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz call the "Spirit"?

4. What reason does Clausewitz give for the way the majority of the time in war is spent?

5. What can one do with a small force according to Clausewitz?

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