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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Clausewitz say was setup as a final arbiter of war in the former theory of the "art of war"?
(a) Supply.
(b) Cavalry.
(c) Infantry.
(d) Artillery.

3. What is the populace trained to do according to Clausewitz?
(a) To complain or sabotage.
(b) Take up arms against the country's enemies.
(c) Rebel.
(d) Submit to others.

4. What did previous theorists exclude from the rules according to Clausewitz?
(a) Army size.
(b) Genius.
(c) Countries.
(d) Government.

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

6. What emotion does Clausewitz say should be used to make the enemy doubt the outcome of a war?
(a) Fear.
(b) Overconfidence.
(c) Cowardliness.
(d) Greed.

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

8. What does Clausewitz tell the reader is better than reading and learning about war strategy from books?
(a) Learning abroad.
(b) Luck.
(c) Experience.
(d) Learning under a good commander.

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

10. What does Clausewitz say dictates how much control an official must maintain over others?
(a) His country.
(b) His gender.
(c) His rank.
(d) His age.

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

12. When does Clausewitz say "true" war first appeared?
(a) In 745.
(b) With archery.
(c) In European wars.
(d) In sieges war.

13. What tenet does Clausewitz admit previous war theorists got right?
(a) Engagement is a sign of a weak commander.
(b) Engagement is the only effective means of war.
(c) Cavalry cannot be defeated.
(d) Commanding officers are paramount to any army.

14. What does Clausewitz says of the people that can deal with friction?
(a) They will show up when they are needed.
(b) Military genius.
(c) Scholars are usually among them.
(d) They are very rare.

15. Who does Clausewitz say fares best at war with the consequences of friction?
(a) People who are not smart enough to realize the problem.
(b) People who don't care.
(c) People with an iron will.
(d) People who are smart enough to foresee the friction.

Short Answer Questions

1. What definition does Clausewitz give of wearing down the enemy?

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

3. How does Clausewitz define the nature of war at the beginning of Book 1, Chapter 2?

4. What does Clausewitz say indicates the will's resistance to a single blow?

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

(see the answer keys)

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