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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What portion of the war plans do lower ranking figures usually implement according to Clausewitz?
(a) The easy portion.
(b) The unimportant portion.
(c) The small portion.
(d) The tactical portion.

2. What factor does Clausewitz say was considered the only one that could be calculated according to the first author trying to theorize war?
(a) The execution of war.
(b) Assault on fortified positions.
(c) The preparation of war.
(d) Training of generals.

3. Why does Clausewitz think great leaders were always right?
(a) Because of their academic training.
(b) Because of their innate greatness and genius.
(c) Because they read a draft of the book.
(d) Because of their faith.

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

5. What does Clausewitz tell the reader about his view on formal education?
(a) Not to confuse them for lack of respect.
(b) That he wants to be a teacher.
(c) That he doesn't care about formal education.
(d) That he despises teachers.

6. What does Clausewitz think of the rule first declared to be the one and only?
(a) It was true at the time.
(b) It was only true for infantry.
(c) It was the one and only.
(d) It wouldn't stand to reality.

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

8. What cannot be underestimated according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) The physical effort.
(b) The need for an army to walk.
(c) The need for good horses.
(d) The intellectual training.

9. What does Clausewitz say must determine the amount of efforts and resources put in a war?
(a) The will of the generals.
(b) The country economical power.
(c) The size of the country.
(d) The goal of the war.

10. What led to the need for a theory on the "art of war," according to Clausewtiz?
(a) The need to sell more books.
(b) Reflections on the events of war.
(c) The creation of war colleges.
(d) The need to train more efficient Generals.

11. Why do men fight each other according to Clausewitz?
(a) Hostile feelings and hostile intentions.
(b) Hostile feelings and need to play.
(c) Hostile feelings alone.
(d) Hostile intentions alone.

12. What was not considered a suitable subject for theory in the former "art of war" according to Clausewitz?
(a) Army building.
(b) The conduct of war.
(c) Strategy.
(d) Tactics.

13. How many activities does Clausewitz say strategic methods consist of?
(a) 6 activities.
(b) 3 activities.
(c) 2 activities.
(d) 5 activities.

14. What is courage to the soldier according to Clausewitz?
(a) Unnecessary if he follows orders.
(b) The first requirement.
(c) Something that makes no difference.
(d) The second requirement.

15. How does Clausewitz define the nature of war at the beginning of Book 1, Chapter 2?
(a) Complex and changeable.
(b) Complex and strict.
(c) Simple and changeable.
(d) Simple and strict.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz say dictates how much control an official must maintain over others?

2. What is the populace trained to do according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz think of the location where the war plans are drawn?

4. What do allies do concerning weaknesses according to Clausewitz?

5. What faulty concept did theorists try to condense previous theories in according to Clausewitz?

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