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

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

3. What portion of the war plans do lower ranking figures usually implement according to Clausewitz?
(a) The easy portion.
(b) The small portion.
(c) The unimportant portion.
(d) The tactical portion.

4. According to Clausewitz, what cannot be ignored in war?
(a) The canon's maker.
(b) Moral values.
(c) The breed of the horses.
(d) The walking speed of the army.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What tends to exacerbate falsehood according to Clausewitz?

2. What faulty concept did theorists try to condense previous theories in according to Clausewitz?

3. When does Clausewitz say "true" war first appeared?

4. What did previous theorists exclude from the rules according to Clausewitz?

5. What cannot be underestimated according to Clausewitz in Book 2, Chapter 3?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is important to the soldiers of an army according to Clausewitz?

2. According to Clausewitz, what was initially considered the art of war by the first war theorists?

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

4. How does Clausewitz calculate the power of resistance of the enemy?

5. What does Clausewitz think of physical and moral components of an army?

6. What does Clausewitz think of the influence of army numbers in war?

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

8. What does Clausewitz say about routine?

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

10. What does Clausewitz mean by "Destruction of the enemy's forces"?

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