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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How is the majority of time in war spent according to Clausewitz?
(a) Training and exercising.
(b) Fighting battles.
(c) Idle.
(d) Cleaning weapons.

4. What complements each method of defense according to Clausewitz in Book 5, Chapter 1?
(a) A perfect defensive weapon.
(b) A perfect general.
(c) A perfect method of attack.
(d) A perfect troop placement.

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

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

7. What does the old political landscape permit according to Clausewitz?
(a) For Prussia to dominate the political scene.
(b) For two European countries to go to war without involving any other country.
(c) For one event to precipitate a global war.
(d) For Italy to expand into France.

8. What definition of defense does Clausewitz give in Book 4, Chapter 1?
(a) To block the enemy's advances without loss of life.
(b) To build fortifications that cannot be broken.
(c) To successfully not get hit even when another tried to hit you.
(d) To attack first and destroy the enemy totally.

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

10. What is the top priority of each side during a battle according to Clausewitz?
(a) To hold the line whatever happens.
(b) To destroy the enemy.
(c) To break the enemy's morale.
(d) To preserve own's fighting force.

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

12. Who is Clausewitz' favorite enemy General?
(a) Leopold.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Frederick the Great.

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Clausewitz say about the use of the forces available in Book 3, Chapter 2?

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

5. What is pivotal to successful offensive aims according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer keys)

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