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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Clausewitz suggest about the quality of the readings made by most people concerning military matters?
(a) It is good.
(b) It is poor.
(c) It is pro Prussian.
(d) it is pro French.

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

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

4. For Clausewitz, when should defeating the enemy not be the aim of a war?
(a) When the enemy is an economical power.
(b) When the enemy's army is substantially more powerful.
(c) When the enemy is a salvage.
(d) When the enemy has powerful allies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. How were the first attempts at theorizing war according to Clausewitz?
(a) Difficult to understand.
(b) Simplistic.
(c) Complicated.
(d) Not applicable.

12. 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 it is easier to read.
(c) Because Napoleon's style was unique.
(d) Because there are not a lot of elements to study.

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

14. What does Clausewitz say influences the answers provided by men about the war?
(a) Whether or not they are married.
(b) Their rank.
(c) When they were discharged.
(d) Their condition.

15. What does Clausewitz say about people and their methods of drawing conclusions?
(a) Political leaders should not draw conclusions.
(b) Only military generals should draw conclusions on military. matters
(c) They draw good conclusions if they are smart.
(d) They draw conclusions without sufficient information.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz think of genius and established rules?

2. What does Clausewitz compare the old "art of war" to to conclude its uselessness?

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

4. When does Clausewitz say "true" war first appeared?

5. Who said that the commander in chief of an army must resolve problems like great mathematicians, such as Newton and Euler?

(see the answer keys)

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