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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should military people do when they are not on the battlefield according to Clausewitz?
(a) Train.
(b) Relax.
(c) Read.
(d) Leave the country.

2. How does Clausewitz qualify the task of creating a scientific theory for the conduct of war?
(a) Annoying.
(b) Difficult.
(c) Easy.
(d) Impossible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What tends to exacerbate falsehood according to Clausewitz?
(a) Bad intelligence officers.
(b) Fear.
(c) Overconfidence.
(d) Low self esteem.

13. How is Book 7 "On Attack" seen by Clausewitz?
(a) An independent book in the series.
(b) A conclusion.
(c) The counter part of Book 6, "On Defense."
(d) The introduction to Book 8, "War-Plans."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the third property according to Clausewitz?

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

3. What is the foremost prominent factor in war according to Clausewitz?

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

5. Why do men fight each other according to Clausewitz?

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