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. According to Clausewitz, what general would never have prevailed had he fought like Charles XII?
(a) Frederick the Great.
(b) Charles XIII.
(c) Napoleon.
(d) Louis the XIV.

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

3. For Clausewitz, when should defeating the enemy not be the aim of a war?
(a) When the enemy is a salvage.
(b) When the enemy is an economical power.
(c) When the enemy's army is substantially more powerful.
(d) When the enemy has powerful allies.

4. How does Clausewitz sees the first 6 books he wrote in his notes?
(a) As a formless mass that needs to be reworked.
(b) As a ready to publish version.
(c) As a rough draft.
(d) As being stolen from another author.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What definition of war does Clausewitz give?

2. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?

3. What type of operations does Clausewitz say can help in the outcome of war?

4. What cannot be underestimated according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?

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

(see the answer key)

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