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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Clausewitz' experience teach him about war and their similarities?
(a) They are all different.
(b) They all start the same way.
(c) They are identical.
(d) Military geniuses are always involved.

2. How does Clausewitz characterize harboring reserve troops when they should be used to their fullest?
(a) Unimaginable.
(b) The mark of a genius.
(c) Good judgement.
(d) Counter productive.

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

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

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

6. How can one determine the policies of a specific country at war according to Clausewitz?
(a) By knowing the local politician.
(b) By capturing a commanding officer.
(c) By attending a political rally.
(d) By its war plans.

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

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

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

10. What construction method does Clausewitz use as a metaphor for holding new territories?
(a) Roof building.
(b) Concrete pouring.
(c) Wall building.
(d) Tile laying.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What should follow the attack on a well maintained defensive position according to Clausewitz?

3. What building does Clausewitz says is highly desirable for an army to have during the first half of the 19th century?

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

5. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?

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