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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What reason does Clausewitz give for the way the majority of the time in war is spent?
(a) To set up defenses.
(b) To move the troops from one battlefield to the other.
(c) To rest the troops.
(d) The strategy demands it.
2. What does Clausewitz say defensive attitudes and position are for?
(a) For weak armies.
(b) Self preservation.
(c) To provide a base for future attacks.
(d) For poorly equipped countries.
3. What part of the population does Clausewitz say have self sacrifice implanted in their psyche?
(a) Political leaders and clerics.
(c) Mothers, clerics and soldiers.
(d) Merchants and politicians.
4. What does Clausewitz say will determine the character of the war?
(a) The small people.
(b) Military leaders.
(c) Political leaders.
5. 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) It is easy to do for a large army.
(d) The country needs to appoint a governor as quickly as possible.
6. What is Clausewitz disappointed about concerning imperial expansion?
(a) That so many colonies are already taken.
(b) That defense is too weak in the colonies.
(c) That travel does not go fast enough.
(d) That great generals cannot do their best for their country.
7. What complements each method of defense according to Clausewitz in Book 5, Chapter 1?
(a) A perfect troop placement.
(b) A perfect method of attack.
(c) A perfect general.
(d) A perfect defensive weapon.
8. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?
(a) If other allies need their help.
(b) If the enemy invades.
(c) If the enemy bribes them.
(d) If the needs of the ally country is too great for them to fulfill.
9. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?
(d) Drop in morale.
10. What possibility does a good defensive position offer the general in charge according to Clausewitz?
(a) To rest the troops.
(b) To wait for the enemy indefinitely.
(c) To launch a powerful offensive.
(d) To retreat quickly.
11. What is more important than acquiring territory according to Clausewitz?
(a) Aquiring resources.
(b) Retention of territory.
(c) Aquiring new technology.
(d) Spend as little money on war as possible.
12. How does Clausewitz think available forces of a country should be used in a war?
(a) On different fronts.
(b) In small groups.
(d) One army group at a time.
13. How does Clausewitz characterize harboring reserve troops when they should be used to their fullest?
(a) Counter productive.
(b) The mark of a genius.
(d) Good judgement.
14. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?
(a) War and peace.
(b) War and politics.
(c) Attack and defense.
(d) Diplomacy and army size.
15. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?
(a) Good neighbors.
(c) War mongers.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the new political landscape contemporary to Clausewitz create for countries according to Clausewitz?
2. What are the defensive lines of thinking concerned about according to Clausewitz?
3. What does Clausewitz call the area where military action occurs?
4. What definition of defense does Clausewitz give in Book 4, Chapter 1?
5. What can one do with a small force according to Clausewitz?
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