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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What complements each method of defense according to Clausewitz in Book 5, Chapter 1?
(a) A perfect general.
(b) A perfect troop placement.
(c) A perfect method of attack.
(d) A perfect defensive weapon.

2. When is initiative more helpful according to Clausewitz?
(a) In attack.
(b) In strategy.
(c) In tactic.
(d) In defense.

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

4. What does Clausewitz call the area where military action occurs?
(a) The operating area.
(b) The field of battle.
(c) The theatre of operations.
(d) The battlefield.

5. What part of the population does Clausewitz say have self sacrifice implanted in their psyche?
(a) Merchants and politicians.
(b) Mothers, clerics and soldiers.
(c) Men.
(d) Political leaders and clerics.

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

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

8. What does Clausewitz say about holding new territories?
(a) It is easy to do for a large army.
(b) The country needs to appoint a governor as quickly as possible.
(c) They need to be adjacent to an attacker's normal theatre of operation.
(d) Martial law is a necessity.

9. According to Clausewitz, what does the power of the attack and the defense do over time?
(a) Declines.
(b) Grows.
(c) Stays the same.
(d) Balance themselves.

10. According to Clausewitz, why were the Jewish tribes weak as a nation?
(a) They had poor weapons.
(b) They were physically separated from each other.
(c) They didn't have enough water.
(d) They didn't have a large army.

11. 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.

12. Who is Clausewitz' favorite enemy General?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Frederick the Great.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Leopold.

13. According to Clausewitz, what is decision outside the realm of strategy?
(a) Tactical mastery.
(b) Diplomacy.
(c) Luck.
(d) Casual force.

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

15. What does Clausewitz say can be challenging to do during a particular campaign?
(a) Wait.
(b) Attack.
(c) Defend.
(d) Surrender.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?

5. How does Clausewitz think available forces of a country should be used in a war?

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