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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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 usually an all in move.
(c) Attack is more simple.
(d) He can boast completeness.

4. What is Clausewitz disappointed about concerning imperial expansion?
(a) That travel does not go fast enough.
(b) That great generals cannot do their best for their country.
(c) That defense is too weak in the colonies.
(d) That so many colonies are already taken.

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

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

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

8. How does Clausewitz call the advantage a defense army has over an offensive army?
(a) The defense has no advantage.
(b) Insignificant.
(c) Home court.
(d) Too great to overcome.

9. What does Clausewitz say is happening to Imperial expansion?
(a) It is losing favor.
(b) It is doubling in intensity.
(c) Russia is entering the race for colonies.
(d) It is becoming too expensive.

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

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

12. 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 defensive weapon.
(d) A perfect method of attack.

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

14. How does Clausewitz think available forces of a country should be used in a war?
(a) In small groups.
(b) One army group at a time.
(c) On different fronts.
(d) Entirely.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz call the area where military action occurs?

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

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

4. When is initiative more helpful according to Clausewitz?

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

(see the answer keys)

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