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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Russian front famous for according to Clausewitz?
(a) Being weak.
(b) Defeating enemies.
(c) Being large.
(d) Being unprotected.

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

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

4. Why is the offensive party's line of thinking only concerned with the attack according to Clausewitz?
(a) Attack is more simple.
(b) Attack is usually an all in move.
(c) He can boast completeness.
(d) Attack minded generals are not smart enough for multi-level thinking.

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

6. How does Clausewitz think available forces of a country should be used in a war?
(a) On different fronts.
(b) One army group at a time.
(c) In small groups.
(d) Entirely.

7. 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.

8. What does Clausewitz say about the use of the forces available in Book 3, Chapter 2?
(a) It must be mobile.
(b) It must be used in small group.
(c) It must be used on a wide front.
(d) It must be concentrated.

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

10. According to Clausewitz, why were the Jewish tribes weak as a nation?
(a) They didn't have enough water.
(b) They had poor weapons.
(c) They were physically separated from each other.
(d) They didn't have a large army.

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

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

13. What reason does Clausewitz give for the way the majority of the time in war is spent?
(a) To rest the troops.
(b) The strategy demands it.
(c) To move the troops from one battlefield to the other.
(d) To set up defenses.

14. 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.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What possibility does a good defensive position offer the general in charge according to Clausewitz?

4. What are the defensive lines of thinking concerned about according to Clausewitz?

5. What definition of defense does Clausewitz give in Book 4, Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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