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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?
(a) War mongers.
(b) Good neighbors.
(c) Friends.
(d) Opportunists.

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

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

4. What does Clausewitz say will determine the character of the war?
(a) The small people.
(b) Policies.
(c) Political leaders.
(d) Military leaders.

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

6. What is better than wasting or leaving forces idle according to Clausewitz?
(a) Using them in a flank attack.
(b) Sending them home.
(c) Misusing them.
(d) Using them properly.

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 definition of defense does Clausewitz give in Book 4, Chapter 1?
(a) To build fortifications that cannot be broken.
(b) To successfully not get hit even when another tried to hit you.
(c) To block the enemy's advances without loss of life.
(d) To attack first and destroy the enemy totally.

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

10. What does Clausewitz say the best soldiers, national leaders and generals have in common?
(a) They have clear goals.
(b) They have superior intelligence.
(c) They have no fear.
(d) They are good orators.

11. 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.

12. What is the top priority of each side during a battle according to Clausewitz?
(a) To destroy the enemy.
(b) To break the enemy's morale.
(c) To hold the line whatever happens.
(d) To preserve own's fighting force.

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

14. 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 waged half-heartedly.
(d) They are fought to the last man.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What army did Clausewitz join to continue fighting his favorite enemy?

5. What does Clausewitz' experience teach him about war and their similarities?

(see the answer keys)

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