On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, Book 6: Defence : Chapter 1, Attack & Defence, The People in Arms.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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's army is substantially more powerful.
(d) When the enemy is an economical power.

2. What definition does Clausewitz give of wearing down the enemy?
(a) Gradual exhaustion of ammunition.
(b) Gradual exhaustion of commanding officers.
(c) Gradual exhaustion of physical and moral resistance.
(d) Gradual exhaustion of horses.

3. What definition of war does Clausewitz give?
(a) An act of weakness because diplomacy didn't succeed.
(b) A way for nations to settle trivial disputes.
(c) A way for the military powerful to grab resources from their neighboring country.
(d) An act of force to compel our enemy to do our will.

4. What is strategy according to Clausewitz in Book 3, Chapter 1?
(a) The supply line safety.
(b) The setting up of the army.
(c) The use of engagements.
(d) The thinking prior to battle.

5. What types of soldiers does Clausewitz say tend to lose heart when they encounter combat?
(a) Married soldiers and the sick.
(b) Poorly trained soldiers.
(c) The inexperienced and followers.
(d) Young officers.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Clausewitz sees the first 6 books he wrote in his notes?

2. How does Clausewitz describe the inexperienced soldier's first encounter with war?

3. What does Clausewitz say armies were like after the advent of tactics?

4. Why do the first war theorists only consider what could be mathematically calculated when they created the first war theory according to Clausewitz?

5. What is necessary to make theoretical sense of actual events according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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