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 is the aim of war according to Clausewitz?
(a) Destroy the capital city of the enemy.
(b) Get a better army.
(c) Disarm the enemy.
(d) Destroy the country side of the enemy.

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

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

4. What definition of war does Clausewitz give?
(a) A way for the military powerful to grab resources from their neighboring country.
(b) A way for nations to settle trivial disputes.
(c) An act of weakness because diplomacy didn't succeed.
(d) An act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.

5. 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 physical and moral resistance.
(d) Gradual exhaustion of horses.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz describe the inexperienced soldier's first encounter with war?

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

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

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

5. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?

(see the answer key)

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