On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Dave Grossman (author)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3, Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 1, Distance: A Qualitative Distinction in Death | Section 3, Killing and Physical Distance: From a Distance You Don't Look Anything Like a Friend: Chapter 2, Killing at Maximum and Long Range: Never a Need for Repentance or Regret.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. In Chapter 7, what reason does Grossman give for the cultural separation between officers and enlisted men in the military?
(a) A way to encourage enlisted men to strive and advance.
(b) Allowing officers the separation to send men on dangerous missions.
(c) A means of maintaining a socioeconomic status quo.
(d) A means for instilling fear in the enlisted men.

3. At the beginning of Chapter 1, Grossman says he will only discover the distance guilt relationship as it concerns what?
(a) America.
(b) Warfare.
(c) The twentieth century.
(d) Humans.

4. In Chapter 8, what term does Grossman use to refer to those who have killed in war?
(a) Noncriminal killers.
(b) Legalized perpetrators.
(c) Combat actives.
(d) Shooters.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 2, what tactic does Grossman describe as key to training soldiers to fire in combat?

3. With what term does Grossman describe the reticence of the military to discuss non-firing in Chapter 3?

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

5. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, on which individual are the affects of horror in combat most psychologically damaging?

(see the answer key)

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