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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What part of the population does Clausewitz say have self sacrifice implanted in their psyche?
(a) Mothers, clerics and soldiers.
(b) Merchants and politicians.
(d) Political leaders and clerics.
2. What does Clausewitz say reserves can be used for?
(a) To allow for the king to visit the troops.
(b) To allow troops rest so they can be rotated in the front line.
(c) To protect the officers from retreating troops.
(d) To push for the final decision and counter unforeseen attacks.
3. According to Clausewitz, why were the Jewish tribes weak as a nation?
(a) They didn't have a large army.
(b) They didn't have enough water.
(c) They were physically separated from each other.
(d) They had poor weapons.
4. How is the majority of time in war spent according to Clausewitz?
(a) Fighting battles.
(b) Cleaning weapons.
(d) Training and exercising.
5. What can attack and defense be transformed into according to Clausewitz?
(a) Their opposites.
(b) Into an all in situation.
(c) Into pure attack.
(d) Into chaos.
6. 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.
(d) Home court.
7. What type of situation are high level leaders expected to oversee according to Clausewitz?
(a) Very specific.
(d) Political and military alike.
8. What is the top priority of each side during a battle according to Clausewitz?
(a) To preserve own's fighting force.
(b) To hold the line whatever happens.
(c) To destroy the enemy.
(d) To break the enemy's morale.
9. What does Clausewitz call part of a full scope war that sees several tactical engagements in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Military campaigns.
(c) Small wars.
(d) Engagements groups.
10. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?
(a) Good diplomacy.
(d) A large army.
11. What does Clausewitz say about the use of the forces available in Book 3, Chapter 2?
(a) It must be concentrated.
(b) It must be mobile.
(c) It must be used in small group.
(d) It must be used on a wide front.
12. How does Clausewitz characterize harboring reserve troops when they should be used to their fullest?
(a) Counter productive.
(b) The mark of a genius.
(d) Good judgement.
13. What complements each method of defense according to Clausewitz in Book 5, Chapter 1?
(a) A perfect method of attack.
(b) A perfect defensive weapon.
(c) A perfect troop placement.
(d) A perfect general.
14. What are the defensive lines of thinking concerned about according to Clausewitz?
(a) Troop placement.
(b) Attack and counter attack.
15. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Clausewitz say attacked Prussia twice 20 years ago?
2. What terrain does Clausewitz say might allow for a different type of use than the one he advocates?
3. What is the Russian front famous for according to Clausewitz?
4. How can one determine the policies of a specific country at war according to Clausewitz?
5. What does Clausewitz compare countries who send soldiers to help allies to?
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