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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are high ranking officers usually not, according to Clausewitz?
(a) Good learners.
(b) Smart people.
(c) Geniuses.
(d) Scholarly personnel.

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

3. What are the top commanders more prone to suffer from according to Clausewitz?
(a) Doubt.
(b) Fear.
(c) Overconfidence.
(d) Incompetence.

4. What does Clausewitz say of the majority of intelligence information?
(a) It is false.
(b) It is not gathered fast enough.
(c) It is accurate.
(d) It is too much information.

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

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

7. What affects war strategy evolution according to Clausewitz?
(a) Food rationing.
(b) Terrain and weather.
(c) Technology and culture.
(d) Generals and commanders.

8. What does Clausewitz says is the minimum objective that a fighting army can choose?
(a) Take the enemy's capital.
(b) Destroy the enemy's army.
(c) Self defense.
(d) Cut the enemy's supply route.

9. What is precious to an army according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) Experienced soldiers.
(b) Good education.
(c) Good physical health.
(d) Young, fit officers.

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

11. According to Clausewitz, what general would never have prevailed had he fought like Charles XII?
(a) Charles XIII.
(b) Louis the XIV.
(c) Napoleon.
(d) Frederick the Great.

12. 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 fight to the last man.
(c) Him to give it to you without a fight.
(d) Him to not try to fight you hard.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What factor does Clausewitz say was considered the only one that could be calculated according to the first author trying to theorize war?

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

3. What does Clausewitz tell the reader about his view on formal education?

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

5. How is Book 7 "On Attack" seen by Clausewitz?

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