A History Of Strategy Chapter Four

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A History Of Strategy Chapter Four

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the most important military writer in the years leading up to the French Revolution?
    • A. 

      Jean Jacque Rousseau

    • B. 

      Jean Louis David

    • C. 

      Jacques Antoine de Guibert

    • D. 

      Jacques Déchirer

  • 2. 
    Why were Guibert's conceptual innovations so significant?
    • A. 

      They provided Napoleon with a basis for his strategy.

    • B. 

      They permitted much larger armies.

    • C. 

      They created the concept of military professionalism.

    • D. 

      They completed the vision of Machiavelli.

  • 3. 
    What geometric concept best illustrates von Bülow's new way of looking at war?
    • A. 

      Lines

    • B. 

      Points

    • C. 

      Circles

    • D. 

      Planes

  • 4. 
    What important technological innovation made possible von Bülow's new approach to war?
    • A. 

      Firearms

    • B. 

      Longer-range artillery

    • C. 

      The telegraph

    • D. 

      Maps

  • 5. 
    What was the whole point of Napoleonic war?
    • A. 

      To attrition the enemy.

    • B. 

      To annihilate the enemy.

    • C. 

      To cut enemy lines without exposing one's own.

    • D. 

      To push back the enemy lines.

  • 6. 
    With what strategist was the maneoeuvre sur les derrieres most associated?
    • A. 

      Von Bülow

    • B. 

      Guibert

    • C. 

      Jomini

    • D. 

      Ney

  • 7. 
    How does van Creveld characterize Clausewitz's approach to understanding the first principles of war?
    • A. 

      Deductive

    • B. 

      Inductive

    • C. 

      Both deductive and inductive

    • D. 

      Empirical

  • 8. 
    What, according to Clausewitz, is the purpose for studying war?
    • A. 

      To win battles.

    • B. 

      To learn how it can be avoided.

    • C. 

      To understand the nature of Man.

    • D. 

      To avoid reinventing the wheel.

  • 9. 
    What does Clausewitz say is the best strategy?
    • A. 

      To be very strong.

    • B. 

      To know the enemy better than yourself.

    • C. 

      To have superior willpower.

    • D. 

      To be flexible.

  • 10. 
    What distinguishes Clausewitz from his Western predecessors and contemporaries?
    • A. 

      He had seen actual combat.

    • B. 

      He had actually commanded an army as a general.

    • C. 

      He was a philosopher.

    • D. 

      He was an aristocrat.