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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Why do men fight each other according to Clausewitz?
(a) Hostile feelings alone.
(b) Hostile feelings and need to play.
(c) Hostile feelings and hostile intentions.
(d) Hostile intentions alone.

5. 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 fight to the last man.
(c) Him to not try to fight you hard.
(d) Him to fight only one battle.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why should someone study memoirs of past commanders according to Clausewitz?

3. Who were the rules created for according to Clausewitz?

4. What must the strategist do during war according to Clausewitz?

5. What was not considered a suitable subject for theory in the former "art of war" according to Clausewitz?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do officers have to cultivate and why according to Clausewitz?

2. What does Clausewitz says about great commanders?

3. What does Clausewitz say about war strategy education?

4. What does Clausewitz think of the current theory on war?

5. What does Clausewitz think of the time spent on the acquisition of knowledge?

6. What does Clausewitz say about routine?

7. What objectives will incidentally bring the enemy's collapse according to Clausewitz?

8. Why does Clausewitz believe that the wars between civilized countries are less cruel and destructive than between savages?

9. What human weakness does Clausewitz associate with poor information handling?

10. What type of men are best at dealing with friction according to Clausewitz and how are they found?

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