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 is Book 7 "On Attack" seen by Clausewitz?
(a) A conclusion.
(b) An independent book in the series.
(c) The counter part of Book 6, "On Defense."
(d) The introduction to Book 8, "War-Plans."

2. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?
(a) Soldier mental breakdown.
(b) Foreigners among the ranks.
(c) Anything bizarre making things difficult.
(d) Small battles.

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

4. What does Clausewitz say can alleviate fear in an army and improve performances?
(a) Trust.
(b) Good self esteem.
(c) Money.
(d) Good weapons.

5. What tends to exacerbate falsehood according to Clausewitz?
(a) Fear.
(b) Overconfidence.
(c) Low self esteem.
(d) Bad intelligence officers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz sees war in Book 1, Chapter 1?

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

3. What does Clausewitz say of obstinacy?

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

5. What does Clausewitz say about friction and strength?

(see the answer key)

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