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. What is precious to an army according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) Good education.
(b) Good physical health.
(c) Experienced soldiers.
(d) Young, fit officers.

2. According to Clausewitz, what general would never have prevailed had he fought like Charles XII?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Charles XIII.
(c) Frederick the Great.
(d) Louis the XIV.

3. Who said that the commander in chief of an army must resolve problems like great mathematicians, such as Newton and Euler?
(a) Charles XII.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) Frederick the Great.
(d) Clausewitz.

4. What types of soldiers does Clausewitz say tend to lose heart when they encounter combat?
(a) Poorly trained soldiers.
(b) Young officers.
(c) The inexperienced and followers.
(d) Married soldiers and the sick.

5. How does Clausewitz qualify the task of creating a scientific theory for the conduct of war?
(a) Annoying.
(b) Easy.
(c) Difficult.
(d) Impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was formerly a synonym of the "art of war" in Book 2, Chapter 4?

2. What type of operations does Clausewitz say can help in the outcome of war?

3. What clouds a soldier's objectivity concerning war according to Clausewitz?

4. Why does Clausewitz think great leaders were always right?

5. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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