On Killing Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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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 5, What are We Doing to Our Children?.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In the Vet of the Year anecdote in Chapter 3, who did Dave use as an example of someone who did not kill but was still blamed?
(a) A medic.
(b) An ammo truck driver.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) A military reporter.

5. Early in Chapter 2, Grossman quotes a researcher who say that most soldier's relationship with their comrades are stronger than with whom?
(a) Their children.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Their wives.
(d) Their parents.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In regards to war, what group of people does Grossman say in Chapter 1 is most distanced in their decision-making?

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

4. At the beginning of Chapter 5, Grossman calls a soldier's choice to participate in an atrocity a what?

5. Which of the following is not a stage of Stockholm Syndrome?

(see the answer key)

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