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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is strategy according to Clausewitz in Book 3, Chapter 1?
(a) The setting up of the army.
(b) The use of engagements.
(c) The supply line safety.
(d) The thinking prior to battle.

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

3. How does Clausewitz sees war in Book 1, Chapter 1?
(a) As a continuation of policy by other means.
(b) As a necessity for the economy.
(c) As a way for generals to fight boredom.
(d) As a one time event that politicians cannot control.

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

5. What does Clausewitz say armies were like after the advent of tactics?
(a) Automata.
(b) Barely effective.
(c) Effective fighting forces.
(d) Sending one wave after the other.

6. What is the foremost prominent factor in war according to Clausewitz?
(a) The skills of the commander.
(b) The war plan used.
(c) The size of the army.
(d) The training of the soldiers.

7. What does Clausewitz say is the one consideration that can postpone war between two parties that are ready for it?
(a) Leaving time for diplomacy.
(b) A desire to wait for a better moment before acting.
(c) The weather.
(d) Creating their army.

8. What are the two sure ways to defeat an enemy according to Clausewitz?
(a) To defeat his allies and take his women.
(b) To destroy his armies and blockade his country.
(c) To blockade his ports and wait for his surrender.
(d) To destroy his armies and invade his country.

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

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

11. What does Clausewitz say is more difficult to do during a war?
(a) Trace effects back to its causes.
(b) Make a good decision.
(c) See the consequences of an action.
(d) Send units on suicide missions.

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

13. What is reading supposed to provide the military reader according to Clausewitz?
(a) Time to reflect on their lives.
(b) Preparatory guidance.
(c) A blueprint for war.
(d) A good idea of what to expect on the battlefield.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Clausewitz, what matters when a general makes adjustments to the war plan?

2. What is never final in war according to Clausewitz?

3. What do the kindhearted think, according to Clausewitz?

4. What was the "art of war" about according to Clausewitz?

5. What does Clausewitz think of wars between civilized nations compared to savages?

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