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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of engagement does Clausewitz say has a superior value?
(a) An attrition battle.
(b) A combination of engagements.
(c) One large engagement.
(d) A quick engagement.

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

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

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

5. 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 were physically separated from each other.
(d) They had poor weapons.

6. What complements each method of defense according to Clausewitz in Book 5, Chapter 1?
(a) A perfect defensive weapon.
(b) A perfect troop placement.
(c) A perfect general.
(d) A perfect method of attack.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the old political landscape permit according to Clausewitz?

2. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz call the "Spirit"?

4. How can one determine the policies of a specific country at war according to Clausewitz?

5. What is Clausewitz disappointed about concerning imperial expansion?

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