On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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 5, Method & Routine, Critical Analysis, Historical Examples.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does Clausewitz describe the inexperienced soldier's first encounter with war?
(a) As an eye opening experience.
(b) As a good life lesson.
(c) As being plunged in darkness.
(d) As the first step toward real manhood.

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

5. When does Clausewitz say "true" war first appeared?
(a) In 745.
(b) With archery.
(c) In European wars.
(d) In sieges war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the aim of disarming the enemy according to Clausewitz?

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

3. According to Clausewitz, what general would never have prevailed had he fought like Charles XII?

4. What do the kindhearted think, according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz say is more difficult to do during a war?

(see the answer key)

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