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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?
(a) If the enemy bribes them.
(b) If the needs of the ally country is too great for them to fulfill.
(c) If other allies need their help.
(d) If the enemy invades.

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

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

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

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

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

8. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?
(a) War and peace.
(b) War and politics.
(c) Attack and defense.
(d) Diplomacy and army size.

9. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?
(a) Anticipation.
(b) Boredom.
(c) Drop in morale.
(d) Fear.

10. What are the defensive lines of thinking concerned about according to Clausewitz?
(a) Attack.
(b) Attack and counter attack.
(c) Troop placement.
(d) Fortification.

11. 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.

12. What do nations usually focus on according to Clausewitz?
(a) Accumulation of riches.
(b) Its own interests.
(c) Creation of a large army.
(d) Land acquisition.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say can be challenging to do during a particular campaign?

2. What is pivotal to successful offensive aims according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz say defensive attitudes and position are for?

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

5. What general feeling should a good general give according to Clausewitz?

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