On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, On Strategy in General : Chapter 1, Strategy, Morality & Military Virtues.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Charles XII.
(c) Clausewitz.
(d) Napoleon.

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

3. According to Clausewitz, what cannot be ignored in war?
(a) The canon's maker.
(b) Moral values.
(c) The breed of the horses.
(d) The walking speed of the army.

4. What does Clausewitz says is the minimum objective that a fighting army can choose?
(a) Destroy the enemy's army.
(b) Take the enemy's capital.
(c) Self defense.
(d) Cut the enemy's supply route.

5. What is reading supposed to provide the military reader according to Clausewitz?
(a) A blueprint for war.
(b) Preparatory guidance.
(c) A good idea of what to expect on the battlefield.
(d) Time to reflect on their lives.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Clausewitz views on fear in Book 2, Chapter 3?

2. What do the enemy's expenditures consist of according to Clausewitz?

3. How does Clausewitz define the nature of war at the beginning of Book 1, Chapter 2?

4. What does Clausewitz say must determine the amount of efforts and resources put in a war?

5. Why were the rules created according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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