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

2. In the World War II stories of Chapter 4, what do soldiers do to avoid killing?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Surrender to German troops.
(c) Pretend to be dead.
(d) Smoke cigarettes.

3. 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) Clearly defines safe areas.
(c) Decisive victory ceremony.
(d) Monuments.

4. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?
(a) Construction.
(b) Law enforcement.
(c) Professional sports.
(d) Advertising.

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

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. What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2?

4. In Chapter 4, the story of the soldier who kills a young enemy and immediately breaks down crying takes place in what country?

5. What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior?

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