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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the "art of war" about according to Clausewitz?
(a) Tactical mastery.
(b) Strategic mastery.
(c) Defeating your enemy in one blow.
(d) Establishment of an army.

2. 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."

3. Who said that the commander in chief of an army must resolve problems like great mathematicians, such as Newton and Euler?
(a) Frederick the Great.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) Charles XII.
(d) Clausewitz.

4. What is necessary to make theoretical sense of actual events according to Clausewitz?
(a) A military mind.
(b) His books.
(c) Critical analysis.
(d) Good academic bases.

5. According to Clausewitz, what cannot be ignored in war?
(a) The canon's maker.
(b) The breed of the horses.
(c) The walking speed of the army.
(d) Moral values.

6. Where should strategic plans be made according to Clausewitz?
(a) At mid level.
(b) On the spot.
(c) At the highest level.
(d) At low level.

7. What types of soldiers does Clausewitz say tend to lose heart when they encounter combat?
(a) Poorly trained soldiers.
(b) Young officers.
(c) The inexperienced and followers.
(d) Married soldiers and the sick.

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

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

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

11. What is courage to the soldier according to Clausewitz?
(a) The first requirement.
(b) Something that makes no difference.
(c) Unnecessary if he follows orders.
(d) The second requirement.

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

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

14. Why does Clausewitz think great leaders were always right?
(a) Because of their academic training.
(b) Because of their innate greatness and genius.
(c) Because they read a draft of the book.
(d) Because of their faith.

15. What factor does Clausewitz say was considered the only one that could be calculated according to the first author trying to theorize war?
(a) Assault on fortified positions.
(b) Training of generals.
(c) The preparation of war.
(d) The execution of war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of operations does Clausewitz say can help in the outcome of war?

2. What does Clausewitz say of the majority of intelligence information?

3. What definition does Clausewitz give for "friction"?

4. What faulty concept did theorists try to condense previous theories in according to Clausewitz?

5. What rule did the theorist first declare as the one and only according to Clausewitz?

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