On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 2, Killing and Combat Trauma: The Role of Killing in Psychiatric Casualties: Chapter 5, The Wind of Hate | Section 2, Killing and Combat Trauma: The Role of Killing in Psychiatric Casualties: Chapter 6, The Well of Fortitude.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which Roman leader and writer does Grossman quote in Chapter 4?
(a) Herodotus.
(b) Claudius.
(c) Marcus Aurelius.
(d) Tacitus.

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

3. In Chapter 2, what is significant about the Civil War muskets examined by Grossman?
(a) They are loaded multiple times.
(b) They are unloaded.
(c) They are loaded without pellets.
(d) They are loaded without powder.

4. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 2, what is the most effective treatment for psychiatric casualties?
(a) Medication.
(b) Jungian therapy.
(c) Freudian therapy.
(d) Time away from combat.

5. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?
(a) The Cambodian Killing Fields.
(b) The Hanoi HIlton.
(c) The Andersonville Prison.
(d) The Holocaust.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a sign of psychological trauma discussed in Chapter 1?

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

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

4. In Chapter 3, Grossman says what two stimuli most often impel soldiers to kill?

5. At the end of Chapter 4, what physical reaction to exhaustion and hunger does Grossman cite?

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