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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What topic appears in the last few chapters of On War?
(a) Information gathering.
(b) The use of limited aims in war.
(c) The use of artillery techniques.
(d) The use of large cavalry groups.

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

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

4. What does Clausewitz say can be challenging to do during a particular campaign?
(a) Attack.
(b) Wait.
(c) Defend.
(d) Surrender.

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

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

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

8. What does Clausewitz say defensive attitudes and position are for?
(a) To provide a base for future attacks.
(b) Self preservation.
(c) For weak armies.
(d) For poorly equipped countries.

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

10. 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.

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

12. What does Clausewitz suggest be done with territories not immediately adjacent to one's country?
(a) Release them come winter.
(b) Hold on to them no matter what.
(c) Annex them.
(d) Burn everything down.

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

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

15. What does Clausewitz say about holding new territories?
(a) They need to be adjacent to an attacker's normal theatre of operation.
(b) The country needs to appoint a governor as quickly as possible.
(c) It is easy to do for a large army.
(d) Martial law is a necessity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Russian front famous for according to Clausewitz?

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

3. What does Clausewitz call the area where military action occurs?

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

5. What reason does Clausewitz give for the way the majority of the time in war is spent?

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