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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What type of situation are high level leaders expected to oversee according to Clausewitz?
(a) Very specific.
(b) Political and military alike.
(c) Tedious.
(d) General.

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

4. What is, in a large part, intuitive according to Clausewitz?
(a) Fear and self-preservation.
(b) Joining another army.
(c) Courage.
(d) Effective military leadership.

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

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

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

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

9. What can one do with a small force according to Clausewitz?
(a) Integrate it to a larger force.
(b) Attack a small objective.
(c) Defense.
(d) Use it as a scout.

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

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

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

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) The cattle was host to disease.
(c) One army is punishing the other.
(d) The people around the castle were too weak.

14. What terrain does Clausewitz say might allow for a different type of use than the one he advocates?
(a) River bound.
(b) Mountain.
(c) Swamp.
(d) Flat.

15. What can attack and defense be transformed into according to Clausewitz?
(a) Into pure attack.
(b) Their opposites.
(c) Into an all in situation.
(d) Into chaos.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Clausewitz, what support is less important than government and soldier support during actual military operations?

2. According to Clausewitz, what is typically not decisive in a long term conflict?

3. What is military life about according to Clausewitz?

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

5. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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