On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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. In Chapter 4, what World War II battle does Grossman cite as an example of hunger deciding combat?
(a) Stalingrad.
(b) Iwo Jima.
(c) Midway.
(d) Normandy.

2. What occurs as a result of exhaustion after the 60-day mark of continuous combat?
(a) Narcolepsy.
(b) Death.
(c) Muscle atrophy.
(d) Hallucinations.

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 7, how long can guilt over killing last?
(a) A lifetime.
(b) Hours.
(c) Months.
(d) Days.

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

5. In regards to war, what group of people does Grossman say in Chapter 1 is most distanced in their decision-making?
(a) Petty officers.
(b) Generals.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Contractors.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Chapter 4, what physical reaction to exhaustion and hunger does Grossman cite?

2. Which Roman leader and writer does Grossman quote in Chapter 4?

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

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

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

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