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. How does Clausewitz describe the inexperienced soldier's first encounter with war?
(a) As an eye opening experience.
(b) As being plunged in darkness.
(c) As a good life lesson.
(d) As the first step toward real manhood.

2. 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.

3. What definition does Clausewitz give of wearing down the enemy?
(a) Gradual exhaustion of ammunition.
(b) Gradual exhaustion of commanding officers.
(c) Gradual exhaustion of horses.
(d) Gradual exhaustion of physical and moral resistance.

4. What does Clausewitz say of the majority of intelligence information?
(a) It is not gathered fast enough.
(b) It is accurate.
(c) It is too much information.
(d) It is false.

5. What is never final in war according to Clausewitz?
(a) Countries.
(b) Armies.
(c) Battles.
(d) Results.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Clausewitz say fares best at war with the consequences of friction?

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

3. For Clausewitz, when should defeating the enemy not be the aim of a war?

4. What does Clausewitz says is the minimum objective that a fighting army can choose?

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

(see the answer key)

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