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 did military analysts in World War II predict about the result of civilian bombings?
(a) Psychiatric casualties would be fewer than with soldiers.
(b) Psychiatric casualties would be worse than with soldiers.
(c) Psychiatric casualties would be equal to those with soldiers.
(d) Psychiatric casualties would be nonexistent.

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

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

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

5. With what term does Grossman describe the reticence of the military to discuss non-firing in Chapter 3?
(a) A secret under the rug.
(b) An official fiction.
(c) A conspiracy of silence.
(d) Everybody's sin.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. In Chapter 4, what World War II battle does Grossman cite as an example of hunger deciding combat?

5. In what war did Lord Moran fight?

(see the answer key)

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