On Killing Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 5, Killing and Atrocities: No Honor Here, No Virtue : Chapters 1-4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 2, what advice do German World War I vets give World War II recruits?
(a) Do not distinguish between civilian and enemy.
(b) Kill any Russian you encounter.
(c) Go AWOL near the Swiss border.
(d) Surrender to the Americans.

2. Chapter 7 begins with several vets joking about raping and murdering which public figure?
(a) Hillary Clinton.
(b) Susan Sarandon.
(c) Jane Fonda.
(d) Gloria Steinem.

3. What occurs as a result of exhaustion after the 60-day mark of continuous combat?
(a) Muscle atrophy.
(b) Narcolepsy.
(c) Hallucinations.
(d) Death.

4. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?
(a) Red.
(b) Gray.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

5. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?
(a) One in which loss of life is minimal.
(b) One in which lines between ally and enemy are gone.
(c) One in which both sides face civilian casualties.
(d) One in which individual soldiers act without orders.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, why is it easy for the wealthy to oppress the poor without feeling guilt?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what do POW executions do to an enemy?

3. What city did King Sennacherib destroy?

4. Which of the following is not an animal that Grossman uses as an example of sexual dominating behavior at the beginning of Chapter 7?

5. In the beginning of Chapter 3, what does the Vietnam vet assume is on the back of the picture in Grossman's story?

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