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

2. In what war did Lord Moran fight?
(a) The Falklands War.
(b) The Rhodesian Wars.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Civil War.

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

4. At the end of Chapter 4, what physical reaction to exhaustion and hunger does Grossman cite?
(a) Ulcers.
(b) Body tremors.
(c) Involuntary urination.
(d) Organ failure.

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

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. According to Grossman at the beginning of Chapter 5, what produces actual terror in really dangerous situations?

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why do most soldiers refuse to discuss their aversion to killing?

4. In Chapter 2, what is significant about the Civil War muskets examined by Grossman?

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

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