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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. Who is Clausewitz' favorite enemy General?

2. What does Clausewitz say about the use of the forces available in Book 3, Chapter 2?

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

4. What is required to achieve the destruction of the enemy according to Clausewitz in Book 6, Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In what country did Clausewitz serve in the military?

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

3. What does Clausewitz say about position and waiting?

4. Who does Clausewitz argue are more prone to self-sacrifice?

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

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

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

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

9. What is the focus of every nation according to Clausewitz?

10. According to Clausewitz, what is the majority of time spent on during war?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Clausewitz' work is divided in 8 Books. Why do you think Clausewitz chose to divide it in such a way? Do you think that division helps or detracts from the goal of the book?

Essay Topic 2

Clausewitz says that the result of war is never final. Analyze the wars in Europe for the 30 years prior to the writing of the book and explain why Clausewitz thinks that war is never final. Use the text to support your statements.

Essay Topic 3

Clausewitz says that all assumptions and information are open to doubt. Find and Explain Clausewitz' reasons for saying so. Do you think social elements clouded his judgment? Use the book and historical information to support your statements.

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