On War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 6, 'Book 8 : War Plans' : Chapter 2, The Instrument of Policy Seeks Limited Aims.

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) Napoleon.
(b) Charles XII.
(c) Frederick the Great.
(d) Clausewitz.

2. What is never final in war according to Clausewitz?
(a) Countries.
(b) Battles.
(c) Armies.
(d) Results.

3. What relationship does Clausewitz emphasize in Book 6, Chapter 2?
(a) War and peace.
(b) Attack and defense.
(c) War and politics.
(d) Diplomacy and army size.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What clouds a soldier's objectivity concerning war according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz say about the teaching of war strategy?

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

4. What is military life about according to Clausewitz?

5. Why is the offensive party's line of thinking only concerned with the attack according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer key)

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