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. According to Clausewitz, why should events be studied one by one and in great detail?
(a) Because it is easier to read.
(b) Because one cannot draw conclusions from an even smaller number of cases.
(c) Because Napoleon's style was unique.
(d) Because there are not a lot of elements to study.

2. What does Clausewitz say about routine?
(a) Its importance is increasing.
(b) It has the same importance for the general down to the enlisted men.
(c) Its importance is decreasing.
(d) It does not matter.

3. What is necessary to make theoretical sense of actual events according to Clausewitz?
(a) His books.
(b) Critical analysis.
(c) Good academic bases.
(d) A military mind.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz say was setup as a final arbiter of war in the former theory of the "art of war"?

3. How does Clausewitz sees war in Book 1, Chapter 1?

4. What affects war strategy evolution according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz say influences the answers provided by men about the war?

(see the answer key)

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