On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 4, An Anatomy of Killing: All Factors Considered: Chapter 3, Emotional Distance:.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Early in Chapter 2, Grossman quotes a researcher who say that most soldier's relationship with their comrades are stronger than with whom?
(a) Their wives.
(b) Their parents.
(c) Themselves.
(d) Their children.

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why would racially and ethnically dominant rhetoric by American leaders have been unhelpful in the Iraq War?
(a) We have not official language or religion.
(b) Our enemies and allies were the same race.
(c) We have a history of domestic racial oppression.
(d) Our military is multi-racial.

3. What city did King Sennacherib destroy?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Babylon.
(d) Tehran.

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, why is it easy for the wealthy to oppress the poor without feeling guilt?
(a) They do not see the effects of the oppression.
(b) They think they are helping to motivate the poor to work.
(c) The wealthy do not feel guilt.
(d) Theydo not consider the poor people.

5. In Chapter 1, Grossman cites a study which says vets are most likely to fire when?
(a) When under-slept.
(b) When fired upon.
(c) When soldiers around them fire.
(d) When ordered to.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Civil War officer does Grossman quote at the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. Near the end of Chapter 1, Grossman cites a political cartoon criticizing what American commander?

3. At the beginning of Chapter 1, Grossman says he will only discover the distance guilt relationship as it concerns what?

4. Which of the following is not a contributing factor in determining whether a group easily unites in combat killing?

5. In Chapter 3, Grossman says what two stimuli most often impel soldiers to kill?

(see the answer key)

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