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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 demand a promotion for his work.
(c) To stop writing and start teaching.
(d) To critique concepts by other authors.

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

4. What can one do with a small force according to Clausewitz?
(a) Attack a small objective.
(b) Use it as a scout.
(c) Defense.
(d) Integrate it to a larger force.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Clausewitz call the "Spirit"?
(a) The aura of the commanding officer.
(b) The courage of the foot soldiers only.
(c) The energy of the soldiers en masse.
(d) The perspective of victory.

11. What does Clausewitz say would be the message sent by an army taking a castle, burning the fields, dispersing the livestock and then retreating?
(a) The cattle was host to disease.
(b) One army is punishing the other.
(c) The people around the castle were too weak.
(d) One army does not have a good military plans.

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

13. What does Clausewitz call the moment of a battle where there is opportunity for a decisive victory?
(a) The end of the struggle.
(b) Culmination of the attack.
(c) The turning point.
(d) Height of the engagement.

14. What situation does Clausewitz envision being the only one where one can completely destroy the army of the enemy?
(a) When the enemy is too slow to retreat.
(b) When the enemy goals are high enough to allow it.
(c) When the enemy's general is incompetent.
(d) When the enemy has a small army.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the majority of time in war spent according to Clausewitz?

2. What is the most prominent form of defensive tactics according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz call part of a full scope war that sees several tactical engagements in Book 5, Chapter 2?

4. Who does Clausewitz say attacked Prussia twice 20 years ago?

5. How does Clausewitz think available forces of a country should be used in a war?

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