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 sees war in Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) As a necessity for the economy.
(b) As a one time event that politicians cannot control.
(c) As a continuation of policy by other means.
(d) As a way for generals to fight boredom.

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

3. What is courage to the soldier according to Clausewitz?
(a) The second requirement.
(b) Unnecessary if he follows orders.
(c) Something that makes no difference.
(d) The first requirement.

4. What emotion does Clausewitz say should be used to make the enemy doubt the outcome of a war?
(a) Overconfidence.
(b) Greed.
(c) Fear.
(d) Cowardliness.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz sees the first 6 books he wrote in his notes?

2. Why do men fight each other according to Clausewitz?

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

4. According to Clausewitz, what can you expect if you demand a small penalty from your opponent?

5. What tends to exacerbate falsehood according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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