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 beginning of Chapter 5, what produces actual terror in really dangerous situations?
(a) Proximity to death.
(b) Lack of order.
(c) Proximity to human maliciousness.
(d) Lack of control.

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

3. 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 are often highly-educated.
(b) They often commit suicide after regular combat ends.
(c) They are often psychopaths or sociopaths.
(d) They are often insomniacs.

4. At the end of Chapter 6, Grossman says that what can provide a sudden injection of fortitude into a unit of men?
(a) Rest.
(b) New leadership.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Victory.

5. At the end of Chapter 4, what reason does Grossman give for the increase in firing and killing in recent wars?
(a) Military conditioning practices.
(b) New weapons technology.
(c) Less close-raange combat.
(d) The end of the draft.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why does fight-or-flight not come into play in a battle situation?

4. What did military analysts in World War II predict about the result of civilian bombings?

5. In Chapter 1, Grossman reveals that the majority of active World War II soldiers did what?

(see the answer key)

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