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. What reason is given in Bhagavad Gita to justify killing?
(a) Killing is deliverance into heaven.
(b) Soldiers must kill or be killed.
(c) Every man chooses his own death.
(d) All men are of the same Spirit.

2. In Chapter 3, Grossman says what two stimuli most often impel soldiers to kill?
(a) Psychological disorders and prejudices.
(b) Guilt and training.
(c) Expectations and coercions.
(d) Fear and anger.

3. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 11,000./
(b) 150.
(c) 2,000.
(d) 50,000.

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

5. During what component of military training is the most important conditioning happening according to Grossman in Chapter 1?
(a) Strength training.
(b) Stamina training.
(c) Marksmanship training.
(d) Army standards training.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?

3. What was the first crew-served weapon?

4. In the mythology cited at the end of Chapter 7, who is born of the marriage of Aries and Aphrodite?

5. What does Gossman say edged weapons produce effectively at the beginning of Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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