On War Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is pivotal to successful offensive aims according to Clausewitz?

5. How does Clausewitz characterize harboring reserve troops when they should be used to their fullest?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What building does Clausewitz say is particularly important in military campaigns?

3. What does Clausewitz say about holding on to conquered terrain?

4. What does Clausewitz say of the attack strength?

5. What does Clausewitz claim is not sought during military campaign?

6. What does Clausewitz' personal experiences teach him concerning war?

7. What does Clausewitz says tempers his own view on the superiority of defense?

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

9. How does Clausewitz define defense?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Trinity is one of most important concepts of the book. Give the definition of trinity for Clausewitz, using the book as reference. Explain each element of Trinity and how they apply to war.

Essay Topic 2

Do you think Clausewitz is right when he says that wars between civilized nations are less cruel and destructive than between "savages"? Use the text to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

Who do you think Clausewitz is writing the book for? Is it a purely military manual or are the books also meant to be read by civilian leaders that he says must understand military matters? Use the text to support your conclusions.

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