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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What brings value to a strategy according to Clausewitz?
(a) The results.
(b) The generals implementing it.
(c) The political gain of the emperor.
(d) How well the war divert people from actual problems.

2. What does Clausewitz say indicates the will's resistance to a single blow?
(a) Staunchness.
(b) Courage.
(c) Endurance.
(d) Cowardliness.

3. What adds to the challenges of the execution of a battle plan according to Clausewitz?
(a) Bad commanders.
(b) Bad terrain.
(c) Inexperienced soldiers.
(d) The situation not appearing as it is.

4. What do the enemy's expenditures consist of according to Clausewitz?
(a) Food and camp expenses.
(b) Bribes of his allies.
(c) Paying his soldiers and feeding his horses.
(d) Wastage of his forces and loss of territory.

5. What is the aim of disarming the enemy according to Clausewitz?
(a) To win the battle.
(b) To eliminate the threat of the enemy.
(c) To force the enemy to rebuild his forces.
(d) To clear the way for an invasion.

6. What is the foremost prominent factor in war according to Clausewitz?
(a) The skills of the commander.
(b) The training of the soldiers.
(c) The war plan used.
(d) The size of the army.

7. Why do the first war theorists only consider what could be mathematically calculated when they created the first war theory according to Clausewitz?
(a) They were mathematicians.
(b) They wanted the theory to be easily taught.
(c) They wanted to reach a set of sure and positive conclusion.
(d) They didn't care about war.

8. What theory does Clausewitz think many people have difficulty with?
(a) Tactics.
(b) Counter insurgency.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Major Operations.

9. What do allies do concerning weaknesses according to Clausewitz?
(a) They exploit them.
(b) They try to match them.
(c) They work to cover each other weaknesses.
(d) They try to ignore them.

10. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?
(a) Small battles.
(b) Anything bizarre making things difficult.
(c) Soldier mental breakdown.
(d) Foreigners among the ranks.

11. What does discernment help superior officers do with the information gathered according to Clausewitz?
(a) Eliminate error.
(b) Pick good intelligence officers.
(c) Learn from the enemy's mistakes regarding how to prevent information leaks.
(d) Choose how to bribe enemy soldiers.

12. What do the kindhearted think, according to Clausewitz?
(a) The true goal of war is acquiring farmland.
(b) War is done by gentlemen for gentlemen.
(c) There is a way to disarm the enemy without too much bloodshed.
(d) War is not a necessity for nations to prosper.

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

14. What does Clausewitz think of genius and established rules?
(a) Genius can override rules.
(b) Genius expands the rules.
(c) Genius follows rules to the letter.
(d) Genius makes the rules.

15. What is war NOT, according to Clausewitz?
(a) A single long battle.
(b) A long succession of battles.
(c) A short single blow.
(d) A succession of single blows with short periods of peace times.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are high ranking officers usually not, according to Clausewitz?

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

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

4. What does Clausewitz mean by "Destroying the enemy?"

5. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?

(see the answer keys)

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