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. What percentage of the population can sustain more than a few months duty without sustaining long-term mental damage?
(a) 25.
(b) 2.
(c) 0.
(d) 13.

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

3. Which of the following is not a sign of psychological trauma discussed in Chapter 1?
(a) Sporadic Violence.
(b) Character Disorders.
(c) Obsessional and Compulsive States.
(d) Fatigue States.

4. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, on which individual are the affects of horror in combat most psychologically damaging?
(a) Correspondant.
(b) POW.
(c) Combatant.
(d) Civilian.

5. What does the small percentage of individuals that can sustain more than a few months duty without sustaining long-term mental damage have in common?
(a) They often commit suicide after regular combat ends.
(b) They are often insomniacs.
(c) They are often highly-educated.
(d) They are often psychopaths or sociopaths.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason is given in Bhagavad Gita to justify killing?

2. What occurs as a result of exhaustion after the 60-day mark of continuous combat?

3. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?

4. What percentage of casualties did cannon fire comprise in many Civil War battles?

5. Which of the following is not an option for a soldier in combat that Grossman lists in Chapter 1?

(see the answer key)

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