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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, On Strategy in General : Chapter 2, Force, Reserves & Space.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?
(a) Soldier mental breakdown.
(b) Foreigners among the ranks.
(c) Small battles.
(d) Anything bizarre making things difficult.

3. What qualities does Clausewitz describe as imperative for a commander?
(a) Luck and intelligence.
(b) Steadfastness and loyalty.
(c) Aristocracy and good education.
(d) Steadfastness and intelligence.

4. What adds to the challenges of the execution of a battle plan according to Clausewitz?
(a) Bad terrain.
(b) Bad commanders.
(c) Inexperienced soldiers.
(d) The situation not appearing as it is.

5. What are the two sure ways to defeat an enemy according to Clausewitz?
(a) To destroy his armies and blockade his country.
(b) To defeat his allies and take his women.
(c) To destroy his armies and invade his country.
(d) To blockade his ports and wait for his surrender.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz define the nature of war at the beginning of Book 1, Chapter 2?

2. What does Clausewitz say of the majority of intelligence information?

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

4. For Clausewitz, when should defeating the enemy not be the aim of a war?

5. How is the majority of time in war spent according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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