On Killing Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 2, What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? The Rationalization of Killing and How it Failed in Vietnam.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As described in Chapter 5, natural warriors are able to kill without what?
(a) Weapons.
(b) Acknowledging it.
(c) Remorse.
(d) Nausea.

2. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Encouragement from the public.
(b) Monuments.
(c) Clearly defines safe areas.
(d) Decisive victory ceremony.

3. During World War I, what was the favored weapon of American servicemen for killing enemy combatants?
(a) Bayonet.
(b) Mines.
(c) Grenades.
(d) Rifles.

4. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe natural warriors' attitudes toward less aggressive colleagues?
(a) Protective.
(b) Wary.
(c) Dismissive.
(d) Contemptuous.

5. In Chapter 4, the story of the soldier who kills a young enemy and immediately breaks down crying takes place in what country?
(a) Israel.
(b) France.
(c) Korea.
(d) The Soviet Union.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the final story of Chapter 4, the one in which an American and Viet Cong soldier happen upon each other, who is killed?

2. Which of the following is not an example provided in Chapter 2 of Vietnam's "dirty" combat?

3. In the story at the beginning of Chapter 3, what percentage of soldiers questioned said they were certain they had killed even one enemy in combat?

4. What is a common feature of natural warriors presented in Chapter 5?

5. By 1971, what percentage of evacuations from Vietnam was related to psychiatric problems?

(see the answer key)

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