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 does Clausewitz say influences the answers provided by men about the war?
(a) Whether or not they are married.
(b) Their rank.
(c) Their condition.
(d) When they were discharged.

2. What does Clausewitz says of the people that can deal with friction?
(a) Military genius.
(b) They are very rare.
(c) Scholars are usually among them.
(d) They will show up when they are needed.

3. What does Clausewitz mean by "Destroying the enemy?"
(a) Put the enemy's forces in a condition so they can no longer fight.
(b) Capturing the commanding officers of the enemy.
(c) Destroying the enemy's reputation.
(d) Physically destroying all of the enemies forces.

4. What cannot be underestimated according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) The need for good horses.
(b) The physical effort.
(c) The need for an army to walk.
(d) The intellectual training.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that the commander in chief of an army must resolve problems like great mathematicians, such as Newton and Euler?

2. What does Clausewitz say determines the military objectives and the amount of force assigned to a war?

3. What does Clausewitz say clouds the reality of one's position within a situation?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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