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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is pivotal to successful offensive aims according to Clausewitz?
(a) Speed.
(b) Physical and moral superiority.
(c) Good communication.
(d) Large number of firearms.

2. 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 needs of the ally country is too great for them to fulfill.
(d) If the enemy bribes them.

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

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

5. Why does Clausewitz says the attacking force loses strength as it goes deeper into enemy territory?
(a) Hatred from the enemy's population
(b) Loss of soldiers.
(c) Loss of morale.
(d) Separation in resources and delays in getting reinforcements.

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

7. What does Clausewitz say will force an enemy to withdraw from a previously conquered territory?
(a) Cutting its supply lines.
(b) Destroying its camp.
(c) Capturing its commanding officer.
(d) The capture of a depot.

8. What general rule does Clausewitz give concerning defense and attack?
(a) Attack is superior.
(b) A particular general will be good at one or the other.
(c) General should adapt to the situation.
(d) Generals ususally prefer attacks.

9. What does Clausewitz say is happening to Imperial expansion?
(a) It is doubling in intensity.
(b) It is losing favor.
(c) It is becoming too expensive.
(d) Russia is entering the race for colonies.

10. What does Clausewitz think of the way wars are usually fought?
(a) They are waged half-heartedly.
(b) They are fought to the last man.
(c) They are waged efficiently.
(d) They are waged by military geniuses.

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

12. What does Clausewitz say he is trying to do in Book 3, Chapter 2?
(a) To create a new concept from previously described basics.
(b) To critique concepts by other authors.
(c) To demand a promotion for his work.
(d) To stop writing and start teaching.

13. What is better than wasting or leaving forces idle according to Clausewitz?
(a) Sending them home.
(b) Using them properly.
(c) Using them in a flank attack.
(d) Misusing them.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Clausewitz, why were the Jewish tribes weak as a nation?

2. What building does Clausewitz says is highly desirable for an army to have during the first half of the 19th century?

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

4. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?

5. When does no side get attacked, but still spend resources toward the war effort according to Clausewitz?

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