On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, On The Nature of War : Chapter 2, Purpose & Means, On Military Genius & Danger in War.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?
(a) They go beyond established rules.
(b) They follow established rules.
(c) They wait for the enemy to make the first move.
(d) They go ahead without planning.

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

4. What is courage to the soldier according to Clausewitz?
(a) The first requirement.
(b) Something that makes no difference.
(c) Unnecessary if he follows orders.
(d) The second requirement.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say determines the military objectives and the amount of force assigned to a war?

2. What theory does Clausewitz think many people have difficulty with?

3. What is the aim of disarming the enemy according to Clausewitz?

4. According to Clausewitz, what can you expect if you demand a small penalty from your opponent?

5. What are the two types of courage mentioned by Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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