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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?
(a) Friends.
(b) War mongers.
(c) Good neighbors.
(d) Opportunists.

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

4. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?
(a) War and politics.
(b) Diplomacy and army size.
(c) Attack and defense.
(d) War and peace.

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

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

7. What do nations usually focus on according to Clausewitz?
(a) Accumulation of riches.
(b) Its own interests.
(c) Creation of a large army.
(d) Land acquisition.

8. What does Clausewitz say the best soldiers, national leaders and generals have in common?
(a) They have superior intelligence.
(b) They have clear goals.
(c) They are good orators.
(d) They have no fear.

9. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?
(a) Battles.
(b) Good diplomacy.
(c) Deception.
(d) A large army.

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 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.

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

13. How does Clausewitz call the advantage a defense army has over an offensive army?
(a) Too great to overcome.
(b) The defense has no advantage.
(c) Home court.
(d) Insignificant.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What can one do with a small force according to Clausewitz?

2. Why is the offensive party's line of thinking only concerned with the attack according to Clausewitz?

3. What type of engagement does Clausewitz say has a superior value?

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

5. What does Clausewitz say is happening to Imperial expansion?

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