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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Clausewitz say reserves can be used for?
(a) To protect the officers from retreating troops.
(b) To push for the final decision and counter unforeseen attacks.
(c) To allow troops rest so they can be rotated in the front line.
(d) To allow for the king to visit the troops.

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

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

8. What does Clausewitz say can be challenging to do during a particular campaign?
(a) Defend.
(b) Wait.
(c) Attack.
(d) Surrender.

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

10. According to Clausewitz, what is typically not decisive in a long term conflict?
(a) A good General.
(b) Large number of cavalry.
(c) Accurate firearms.
(d) One successful surprise attack.

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

12. What army did Clausewitz join to continue fighting his favorite enemy?
(a) Italian.
(b) English.
(c) Russian.
(d) French.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say he is trying to do in Book 3, Chapter 2?

2. What does Clausewitz say the best soldiers, national leaders and generals have in common?

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

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

5. Who is Clausewitz' favorite enemy General?

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