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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What type of operations does Clausewitz say can help in the outcome of war?
(a) Operations to try to occupy more land.
(b) Operations to try to capture the capital city of the enemy.
(c) Operations of political significance.
(d) Operations to try to destroy the enemy's army.

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

5. What does Clausewitz say determines the military objectives and the amount of force assigned to a war?
(a) The political object.
(b) The social object.
(c) The will of the generals in charge.
(d) The size of the army.

6. What are high ranking officers usually not, according to Clausewitz?
(a) Scholarly personnel.
(b) Geniuses.
(c) Smart people.
(d) Good learners.

7. 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 pro Prussian.
(c) It is good.
(d) It is poor.

8. What does Clausewitz say clouds the reality of one's position within a situation?
(a) Fear.
(b) Bad terrain.
(c) The fog of war.
(d) Over confidence.

9. What do allies do concerning weaknesses according to Clausewitz?
(a) They work to cover each other weaknesses.
(b) They try to match them.
(c) They try to ignore them.
(d) They exploit them.

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

11. 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.

12. What are the top commanders more prone to suffer from according to Clausewitz?
(a) Fear.
(b) Incompetence.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Overconfidence.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What affects war strategy evolution according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz says of the people that can deal with friction?

3. What controls the strategist according to Clausewitz?

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

5. What does Clausewitz says is the minimum objective that a fighting army can choose?

(see the answer keys)

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