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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Clausewitz say defensive attitudes and position are for?
(a) To provide a base for future attacks.
(b) For weak armies.
(c) Self preservation.
(d) For poorly equipped countries.

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

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

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

7. How does Clausewitz call the advantage a defense army has over an offensive army?
(a) Home court.
(b) The defense has no advantage.
(c) Too great to overcome.
(d) Insignificant.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?
(a) Deception.
(b) A large army.
(c) Good diplomacy.
(d) Battles.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What type of situation are high level leaders expected to oversee according to Clausewitz?

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

4. What general rule does Clausewitz give concerning defense and attack?

5. What does Clausewitz say will force an enemy to withdraw from a previously conquered territory?

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