On Killing Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3,Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 5, Killing at Edged-Weapons Range | Section 3, Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 6, Killing at Hand-to-Hand Combat Range.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In regards to war, what group of people does Grossman say in Chapter 1 is most distanced in their decision-making?
(a) Contractors.
(b) Generals.
(c) Petty officers.
(d) Politicians.

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why do most soldiers refuse to discuss their aversion to killing?
(a) To avoid court martial.
(b) To scare would-be challengers.
(c) To save face with others.
(d) To impress civilians.

3. In Chapter 2, what civilian activity does Grossman use to illustrate the distance-guilt relationship?
(a) Urban crime.
(b) Rape.
(c) Corporate layoffs.
(d) Eating meat.

4. In Chapter 4, what World War II battle does Grossman cite as an example of hunger deciding combat?
(a) Normandy.
(b) Iwo Jima.
(c) Midway.
(d) Stalingrad.

5. At the beginning of Chapter 1, Grossman says he will only discover the distance guilt relationship as it concerns what?
(a) The twentieth century.
(b) Warfare.
(c) America.
(d) Humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, on which individual are the affects of horror in combat most psychologically damaging?

2. How does the military normally deal with the problem of exhaustion in combat?

3. At the end of Chapter 4, what reason does Grossman give for the increase in firing and killing in recent wars?

4. Which Civil War officer does Grossman quote at the beginning of Chapter 5?

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

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