The Art Of War

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  • 1. 

    In Chapter 1, which is NOT a characteristic of a General?

    • A.

      Wisdom

    • B.

      Sincerity

    • C.

      Strictness

    • D.

      Leadership

    Correct Answer
    D. Leadership
    Explanation
    The question asks for a characteristic that is NOT associated with a General. While wisdom, sincerity, and strictness are commonly associated with a General, leadership is a characteristic that is expected of a General. Therefore, leadership is the correct answer as it does not fit the criteria of the question.

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  • 2. 

    In Chapter 2, why do troops kill the enemy?

    • A.

      They are enraged

    • B.

      The sight of a fallen comrade depletes enemy morale

    • C.

      It is advantageous to reduce an enemy's numbers

    • D.

      You should never take prisoners

    Correct Answer
    A. They are enraged
    Explanation
    Troops killing the enemy because they are enraged suggests that their emotions have gotten the better of them, leading them to act out of anger and aggression. This could be due to witnessing the violence and brutality of war, experiencing personal loss or harm, or feeling a strong sense of loyalty and duty towards their own side. In such a state, soldiers may lose their rationality and resort to violence as a way to vent their frustration and seek revenge against the enemy.

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  • 3. 

    In Chapter 3, what is of supreme importance in war?

    • A.

      Target the enemy's leader

    • B.

      Attack the enemy's strategy

    • C.

      Maintain the enemy's wealth for yourself after battle

    • D.

      Deplete troops on the battlefield

    Correct Answer
    B. Attack the enemy's strategy
    Explanation
    In war, attacking the enemy's strategy is of supreme importance. This means that understanding and disrupting the enemy's plans, tactics, and overall approach to the battle is crucial for success. By targeting and undermining the enemy's strategy, one can gain a significant advantage and increase the chances of victory. This involves analyzing the enemy's weaknesses, exploiting their vulnerabilities, and devising effective countermeasures to neutralize their strategy. By doing so, one can weaken the enemy's position and increase the likelihood of achieving their own objectives.

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  • 4. 

    In Chapter 4, which of the following  is a element of war?

    • A.

      Weather

    • B.

      Troops

    • C.

      Calculations

    • D.

      Leadership

    Correct Answer
    C. Calculations
    Explanation
    Calculations are an element of war because they involve strategic planning, analyzing data, and making informed decisions. In warfare, calculations are crucial for determining troop movements, assessing the enemy's strength and weaknesses, predicting outcomes, and devising effective strategies. They help commanders and military planners in formulating tactics, allocating resources, and maximizing the chances of success on the battlefield. Without proper calculations, military operations would lack precision and could result in unfavorable outcomes.

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  • 5. 

    In Chapter 5, what type of force should be used in engagin and what type of winning?

    • A.

      Restraint to engage, fury to win

    • B.

      Offensive to engage, ferocity to win

    • C.

      Defensive to engage, offensive to win

    • D.

      Normal to engage, extraordinary to win

    Correct Answer
    D. Normal to engage, extraordinary to win
    Explanation
    In order to engage, a normal force should be used. This implies using a moderate and controlled approach, without being overly aggressive or defensive. On the other hand, to win, an extraordinary force should be employed. This suggests using a powerful and exceptional strategy or effort to secure victory. By combining a normal force for engagement and an extraordinary force for winning, one can achieve success in a balanced and effective manner.

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  • 6. 

    In Chapter 6, those skilled in war do what to the enemy on the field of battle?

    • A.

      They arrive together

    • B.

      They go to the field of battle

    • C.

      They bring the enemy to the field of battle

    • D.

      They ambush the enemy

    Correct Answer
    C. They bring the enemy to the field of battle
    Explanation
    In Chapter 6, those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle. This means that instead of waiting for the enemy to come to them, they actively seek out and engage the enemy on the battlefield. This strategy allows them to control the timing and location of the battle, giving them an advantage over the enemy. By bringing the enemy to the field of battle, they demonstrate their proactive and strategic approach to warfare.

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  • 7. 

    In Chapter 7, war is based on what?

    • A.

      Deception

    • B.

      Force

    • C.

      Numbers

    • D.

      Chaos

    Correct Answer
    A. Deception
    Explanation
    In Chapter 7, war is based on deception. This means that in warfare, one must be skilled in deceiving the enemy in order to gain an advantage. Sun Tzu, the author of "The Art of War," emphasizes the importance of using deception as a strategy to confuse and mislead the enemy. By deceiving the enemy, one can create opportunities, exploit weaknesses, and ultimately achieve victory. Deception is a crucial element in warfare as it allows for the element of surprise and keeps the enemy off balance.

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  • 8. 

    In Chapter 8, what is not a dangerous quality in a general?

    • A.

      Compassion

    • B.

      Quick-temperament

    • C.

      Recklessness

    • D.

      Fear

    Correct Answer
    D. Fear
    Explanation
    Fear is not a dangerous quality in a general because it can serve as a motivator for caution and careful decision-making. It can prevent a general from taking unnecessary risks and ensure that they prioritize the safety and well-being of their troops. While quick-temperament, recklessness, and lack of compassion can all lead to poor decision-making and potentially dangerous situations, fear can actually be a beneficial quality for a general to possess.

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  • 9. 

    In Chapter 9, when an advancing enemy crosses water, what should you do?

    • A.

      Allow some of the force to cross, then strike

    • B.

      Attack them in the water

    • C.

      Allow all of them to cross, then strike

    • D.

      Attack them at the water's edge

    Correct Answer
    A. Allow some of the force to cross, then strike
    Explanation
    When an advancing enemy crosses water, it is strategically advantageous to allow some of the force to cross before striking. This approach allows for the enemy to become divided and weakened, making it easier to counterattack and potentially defeat them. By allowing some of the force to cross, it also creates an opportunity to observe the enemy's movements and assess their strength before launching a strategic strike. This tactic maximizes the chances of a successful counterattack while minimizing the risk to one's own forces.

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  • 10. 

    In Chapter 10, when the officers are valiant and the troops ineffective, the army is

    • A.

      Destine to failure

    • B.

      Still victorious

    • C.

      Hopeful

    • D.

      In distress

    Correct Answer
    D. In distress
    Explanation
    When the officers are valiant and the troops ineffective, it suggests that the leadership is strong and capable, but the soldiers are unable to carry out their duties effectively. This creates a situation of imbalance and discord within the army, causing them to be in distress. Despite the valiant efforts of the officers, the ineffective troops hinder their success, leading to a state of distress rather than victory or hopefulness.

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  • 11. 

    In Chapter 11, the troops of those adept at war are used like the "Spontaneously Respondin" what type of an animal?

    • A.

      Dragon

    • B.

      Snake

    • C.

      Scorpion

    • D.

      Rat

    Correct Answer
    B. Snake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Snake. In this question, the troops of those adept at war are compared to the "Spontaneously Responding" animal. Among the given options, the snake is known for its ability to respond quickly and instinctively to its surroundings. Therefore, the snake is the most suitable animal to represent the troops in this context.

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  • 12. 

    In Chapter 12, all fire attacks depend on what?

    • A.

      Equipment

    • B.

      Chaos

    • C.

      Weather conditions

    • D.

      Coordination of ally attacks

    Correct Answer
    C. Weather conditions
    Explanation
    Fire attacks in Chapter 12 depend on weather conditions. This suggests that the effectiveness or outcome of fire attacks in this chapter is influenced by the prevailing weather conditions at that time. The specific weather conditions could potentially enhance or hinder the power and impact of fire attacks, making them more or less effective depending on the situation.

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  • 13. 

    In Chapter 13, which is NOT one of the five types of secret agents that can be employed?

    • A.

      Inside

    • B.

      Expendable

    • C.

      Native

    • D.

      Outside

    Correct Answer
    D. Outside
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Outside" because the question asks for the type of secret agents that can be employed, and "Outside" does not fit into any of the five types mentioned in Chapter 13.

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  • 14. 

    What is the one aspect of war the Sun Tzu does NOT refer to in the "Art of War"?

    • A.

      Infantry

    • B.

      Cavalry

    • C.

      Reconnaissance

    • D.

      Incendiary Missiles.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cavalry
    Explanation
    In the "Art of War," Sun Tzu discusses various aspects of war, including infantry, reconnaissance, and incendiary missiles. However, he does not specifically refer to cavalry. This suggests that cavalry tactics and strategies may not have been a significant focus in Sun Tzu's teachings on warfare.

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