On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 3, Physical Effort, Intelligence & Friction in War.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Clausewitz say must determine the amount of efforts and resources put in a war?
(a) The goal of the war.
(b) The country economical power.
(c) The will of the generals.
(d) The size of the country.

3. Why does Clausewitz think great leaders were always right?
(a) Because of their faith.
(b) Because of their academic training.
(c) Because they read a draft of the book.
(d) Because of their innate greatness and genius.

4. What does Clausewitz say about friction and strength?
(a) Ability to face friction is more important.
(b) Strength is more important.
(c) They are unimportant.
(d) They are equally important.

5. What is the aim of disarming the enemy according to Clausewitz?
(a) To clear the way for an invasion.
(b) To win the battle.
(c) To eliminate the threat of the enemy.
(d) To force the enemy to rebuild his forces.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are the two sure ways to defeat an enemy according to Clausewitz?

3. What do allies do concerning weaknesses according to Clausewitz?

4. What does Clausewitz say is the one consideration that can postpone war between two parties that are ready for it?

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

(see the answer key)

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