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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 didn't care about war.
(b) They were mathematicians.
(c) They wanted to reach a set of sure and positive conclusion.
(d) They wanted the theory to be easily taught.

2. What does Clausewitz mean by "Destroying the enemy?"
(a) Physically destroying all of the enemies forces.
(b) Capturing the commanding officers of the enemy.
(c) Destroying the enemy's reputation.
(d) Put the enemy's forces in a condition so they can no longer fight.

3. What does Clausewitz claim as a vital component of critical analysis?
(a) Be from an aristocratic family.
(b) Studying at 2 or more war colleges.
(c) Investigation and evaluation of means used in warfare.
(d) Have a classical education.

4. What was formerly a synonym of the "art of war" in Book 2, Chapter 4?
(a) Science of war.
(b) Chance.
(c) Knowledge of war.
(d) Hard work.

5. According to Clausewitz, why should events be studied one by one and in great detail?
(a) Because one cannot draw conclusions from an even smaller number of cases.
(b) Because Napoleon's style was unique.
(c) Because there are not a lot of elements to study.
(d) Because it is easier to read.

6. What event does Clausewitz fear would make his book liable to endless misinterpretation?
(a) Releasing the book within his lifetime.
(b) The introduction of women in the armed forces.
(c) His early death.
(d) The invention of the Gatling gun.

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

8. What does Clausewitz say about routine?
(a) Its importance is decreasing.
(b) It does not matter.
(c) Its importance is increasing.
(d) It has the same importance for the general down to the enlisted men.

9. What does Clausewitz think of wars between civilized nations compared to savages?
(a) They are more pretty because of the uniforms.
(b) They are less cruel and destructive.
(c) They are more cruel and destructive.
(d) They are the same.

10. According to Clausewitz, what can you expect if you demand a small penalty from your opponent?
(a) Him to fight only one battle.
(b) Him to not try to fight you hard.
(c) Him to fight to the last man.
(d) Him to give it to you without a fight.

11. What does Clausewitz compare the old "art of war" to to conclude its uselessness?
(a) Cultivation and eating.
(b) Cow breeding and cultivation.
(c) Arrow making and archery.
(d) Sword building and fencing.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why don't civilized nations execute their prisoners according to Clausewitz?

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