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

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

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

4. Who does Clausewitz say fares best at war with the consequences of friction?
(a) People who are smart enough to foresee the friction.
(b) People who don't care.
(c) People with an iron will.
(d) People who are not smart enough to realize the problem.

5. Who said that the commander in chief of an army must resolve problems like great mathematicians, such as Newton and Euler?
(a) Napoleon.
(b) Clausewitz.
(c) Charles XII.
(d) Frederick the Great.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz qualify the task of creating a scientific theory for the conduct of war?

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

3. What definition does Clausewitz give of wearing down the enemy?

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

5. What clouds a soldier's objectivity concerning war according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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