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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say he is trying to do in Book 3, Chapter 2?
(a) To critique concepts by other authors.
(b) To demand a promotion for his work.
(c) To create a new concept from previously described basics.
(d) To stop writing and start teaching.

2. What does Clausewitz call part of a full scope war that sees several tactical engagements in Book 5, Chapter 2?
(a) Skirmishes.
(b) Military campaigns.
(c) Small wars.
(d) Engagements groups.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Clausewitz, what does the power of the attack and the defense do over time?

2. What does Clausewitz say would be the message sent by an army taking a castle, burning the fields, dispersing the livestock and then retreating?

3. What does Clausewitz call the "Spirit"?

4. What does Clausewitz say about holding new territories?

5. What is suspension of action in war usually a sign of according to Clausewitz?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say of an army using the purely defensive mode?

2. What is the theatre of operation according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz say about the priorities in war?

4. What is war according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz' experience teach him concerning the use of tactics by high ranking officers?

6. What does Clausewitz say war often comes down to?

7. What use of a small force does Clausewitz talk about in the book 8?

8. What does Clausewitz say is necessary for the destruction of the enemy?

9. What does Clausewitz think of the concentration of forces?

10. Why did the Jews, in the example given by Clausewitz to illustrate his vision on holding terrain, not form a strong country?

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