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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What clouds a soldier's objectivity concerning war according to Clausewitz?
(a) How much he has been worn down by war.
(b) If he his still active.
(c) His country of origin.
(d) How much money he made during the war.

2. Why were the rules created according to Clausewitz?
(a) To prevent the military from taking power.
(b) To provide guidance on how to behave and act.
(c) To prevent civilians from interfering with war plans.
(d) To prevent soldiers from revolting.

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

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

5. What is the aim of war according to Clausewitz?
(a) Get a better army.
(b) Disarm the enemy.
(c) Destroy the country side of the enemy.
(d) Destroy the capital city of the enemy.

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

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

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

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

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

11. Who were the rules created for according to Clausewitz?
(a) The military.
(b) The poor.
(c) The rich.
(d) The unintelligent.

12. What does Clausewitz say has a profound effect on methods used in war?
(a) The soldiers.
(b) The government.
(c) The aims.
(d) The weapons.

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

14. According to Clausewitz, what matters when a general makes adjustments to the war plan?
(a) Their state of mind.
(b) Their experience.
(c) Their location.
(d) Their personal interest.

15. What does Clausewitz think of the location where the war plans are drawn?
(a) It must be near the front line.
(b) It does not matter.
(c) It must be made as far from the front line as possible.
(d) It matters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two types of courage mentioned by Clausewitz?

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

3. What portion of the war plans do lower ranking figures usually implement according to Clausewitz?

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

5. According to Clausewitz, what can you expect if you demand a small penalty from your opponent?

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