On War Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2, On The Theory of War : Chapter 4, Art & Science of War: Classifications.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For Clausewitz, when should defeating the enemy not be the aim of a war?
(a) When the enemy's army is substantially more powerful.
(b) When the enemy has powerful allies.
(c) When the enemy is an economical power.
(d) When the enemy is a salvage.

2. What does Clausewitz say indicates the will's resistance to a single blow?
(a) Endurance.
(b) Cowardliness.
(c) Courage.
(d) Staunchness.

3. What does discernment help superior officers do with the information gathered according to Clausewitz?
(a) Choose how to bribe enemy soldiers.
(b) Eliminate error.
(c) Learn from the enemy's mistakes regarding how to prevent information leaks.
(d) Pick good intelligence officers.

4. What definition of war does Clausewitz give?
(a) A way for nations to settle trivial disputes.
(b) An act of weakness because diplomacy didn't succeed.
(c) An act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.
(d) A way for the military powerful to grab resources from their neighboring country.

5. What does Clausewitz say of obstinacy?
(a) It is a sign of genius.
(b) It is a fault of character.
(c) It always brings victory.
(d) It is necessary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say clouds the reality of one's position within a situation?

2. What does Clausewitz say about friction and strength?

3. What emotion does Clausewitz say should be used to make the enemy doubt the outcome of a war?

4. According to Clausewitz, what cannot be ignored in war?

5. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?

(see the answer key)

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