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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What brings value to a strategy according to Clausewitz?
(a) The political gain of the emperor.
(b) The results.
(c) The generals implementing it.
(d) How well the war divert people from actual problems.

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

3. When does Clausewitz say "true" war first appeared?
(a) In sieges war.
(b) In 745.
(c) With archery.
(d) In European wars.

4. What led to the need for a theory on the "art of war," according to Clausewtiz?
(a) Reflections on the events of war.
(b) The creation of war colleges.
(c) The need to sell more books.
(d) The need to train more efficient Generals.

5. What is the third property according to Clausewitz?
(a) Moral values.
(b) Army size.
(c) Courage.
(d) Uncertainty of all information.

6. What does Clausewitz claim as a vital component of critical analysis?
(a) Investigation and evaluation of means used in warfare.
(b) Have a classical education.
(c) Be from an aristocratic family.
(d) Studying at 2 or more war colleges.

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

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

9. What does Clausewitz mean by "Destroying the enemy?"
(a) Physically destroying all of the enemies forces.
(b) Put the enemy's forces in a condition so they can no longer fight.
(c) Capturing the commanding officers of the enemy.
(d) Destroying the enemy's reputation.

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

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

12. What does Clausewitz say about the time passed to acquire knowledge in Book 2, Chapter 5?
(a) It is not very long.
(b) It is well spent.
(c) It will be missed.
(d) It is too long.

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

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

15. What theory does Clausewitz think many people have difficulty with?
(a) Counter insurgency.
(b) Tactics.
(c) Major Operations.
(d) Intelligence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What qualifies military geniuses according to Clausewitz?

2. How many activities does Clausewitz say strategic methods consist of?

3. How were the first attempts at theorizing war according to Clausewitz?

4. How does Clausewitz sees war in Book 1, Chapter 1?

5. What does Clausewitz say clouds the reality of one's position within a situation?

(see the answer keys)

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