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. Why should someone study memoirs of past commanders according to Clausewitz?
(a) To improve critical analysis skills.
(b) To improve reading skills.
(c) To counter their style more effectively.
(d) To copy their style.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Clausewitz say fares best at war with the consequences of friction?

2. What is reading supposed to provide the military reader according to Clausewitz?

3. How were the first attempts at theorizing war according to Clausewitz?

4. What led to the need for a theory on the "art of war," according to Clausewtiz?

5. According to Clausewitz, what cannot be ignored in war?

(see the answer key)

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