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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Clausewitz says the attacking force loses strength as it goes deeper into enemy territory?
(a) Loss of soldiers.
(b) Loss of morale.
(c) Hatred from the enemy's population
(d) Separation in resources and delays in getting reinforcements.

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

4. 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 critique concepts by other authors.
(d) To stop writing and start teaching.

5. What is the most prominent form of defensive tactics according to Clausewitz?
(a) Light fortification.
(b) Heavy fortification.
(c) Entrenchment.
(d) Evasion.

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

7. What does Clausewitz say is happening to Imperial expansion?
(a) Russia is entering the race for colonies.
(b) It is doubling in intensity.
(c) It is becoming too expensive.
(d) It is losing favor.

8. What effect can physical violence have on troops if they don't understand why violence should be used according to Clausewitz?
(a) Fear.
(b) Boredom.
(c) Anticipation.
(d) Drop in morale.

9. 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 break the enemy's morale.
(d) To hold the line whatever happens.

10. Why would an ally stop its help according to Clausewitz?
(a) If other allies need their help.
(b) If the enemy bribes them.
(c) If the needs of the ally country is too great for them to fulfill.
(d) If the enemy invades.

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

12. What army did Clausewitz join to continue fighting his favorite enemy?
(a) French.
(b) English.
(c) Italian.
(d) Russian.

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

14. What does Clausewitz say will determine the character of the war?
(a) Political leaders.
(b) Policies.
(c) Military leaders.
(d) The small people.

15. What is the Russian front famous for according to Clausewitz?
(a) Being unprotected.
(b) Defeating enemies.
(c) Being weak.
(d) Being large.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the new political landscape contemporary to Clausewitz create for countries according to Clausewitz?

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

3. How can one determine the policies of a specific country at war according to Clausewitz?

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

5. What is Clausewitz disappointed about concerning imperial expansion?

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