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. Why don't civilized nations execute their prisoners according to Clausewitz?
(a) It is against the Geneva Convention.
(b) Intelligence plays a higher part in warfare.
(c) They do not have time to take prisoners.
(d) They do not want to waste bullets.

2. What emotion does Clausewitz say should be used to make the enemy doubt the outcome of a war?
(a) Cowardliness.
(b) Overconfidence.
(c) Fear.
(d) Greed.

3. Why do men fight each other according to Clausewitz?
(a) Hostile feelings and need to play.
(b) Hostile feelings alone.
(c) Hostile intentions alone.
(d) Hostile feelings and hostile intentions.

4. What type of operations does Clausewitz say can help in the outcome of war?
(a) Operations to try to capture the capital city of the enemy.
(b) Operations to try to occupy more land.
(c) Operations of political significance.
(d) Operations to try to destroy the enemy's army.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does discernment help superior officers do with the information gathered according to Clausewitz?

4. What do the kindhearted think, according to Clausewitz?

5. What event does Clausewitz fear would make his book liable to endless misinterpretation?

(see the answer key)

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