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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is suspension of action in war usually a sign of according to Clausewitz?
(a) Peace.
(b) Negotiation.
(c) Troop movement.
(d) Troop buildup.

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

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

4. How can one determine the policies of a specific country at war according to Clausewitz?
(a) By its war plans.
(b) By attending a political rally.
(c) By capturing a commanding officer.
(d) By knowing the local politician.

5. How does Clausewitz characterize harboring reserve troops when they should be used to their fullest?
(a) Counter productive.
(b) The mark of a genius.
(c) Unimaginable.
(d) Good judgement.

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

7. What building does Clausewitz says is highly desirable for an army to have during the first half of the 19th century?
(a) Large hotel.
(b) Fortress.
(c) Bank.
(d) Farm.

8. What should follow the attack on a well maintained defensive position according to Clausewitz?
(a) A counter attack.
(b) Rest.
(c) Reinforcing the defensive position.
(d) Retreat.

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

10. 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.

11. According to Clausewitz, what does the power of the attack and the defense do over time?
(a) Declines.
(b) Stays the same.
(c) Grows.
(d) Balance themselves.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is better than wasting or leaving forces idle according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz suggest be done with territories not immediately adjacent to one's country?

3. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?

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

5. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?

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