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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Clausewitz say about friction and strength?
(a) Ability to face friction is more important.
(b) They are equally important.
(c) Strength is more important.
(d) They are unimportant.

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

4. What definition does Clausewitz give of wearing down the enemy?
(a) Gradual exhaustion of physical and moral resistance.
(b) Gradual exhaustion of ammunition.
(c) Gradual exhaustion of commanding officers.
(d) Gradual exhaustion of horses.

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

6. What are Clausewitz views on fear in Book 2, Chapter 3?
(a) A large army is less prone to it.
(b) It is a good condition to put the enemy in.
(c) It should be mastered by soldiers.
(d) It should be ignored are irrelevant.

7. What does Clausewitz say about the teaching of war strategy?
(a) It cannot be taught using old examples.
(b) A good war college is essential.
(c) Books by generals are best to teach it.
(d) Only he can teach it.

8. What rule did the theorist first declare as the one and only according to Clausewitz?
(a) Superiority of cavalry.
(b) Numerical superiority.
(c) Superiority of archery.
(d) Superiority of infantry.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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) Eliminate error.
(d) Choose how to bribe enemy soldiers.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Clausewitz tell the reader is better than reading and learning about war strategy from books?

2. What is courage to the soldier according to Clausewitz?

3. What does Clausewitz suggest about the quality of the readings made by most people concerning military matters?

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

5. What does Clausewitz say must determine the amount of efforts and resources put in a war?

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