On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

Dave Grossman (author)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 6, The Killing Response Stages: What Does It Feel Like to Kill? : Chapter 2, Applications of the Model: Murder-Suicides, Lost Elections and Thoughts of Insanity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?
(a) When his side loses.
(b) When he returns to a peacetime situation.
(c) When the war is a domestic conflict.
(d) When he is already depressed.

2. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?
(a) The Cambodian Killing Fields.
(b) The Holocaust.
(c) The Hanoi HIlton.
(d) The Andersonville Prison.

3. Which of the following is not a contributing factor in determining whether a group easily unites in combat killing?
(a) The proximity of members in the group.
(b) The mean age of the group.
(c) The psychological bond among members of the group.
(d) The size of the group.

4. What percentage of casualties did cannon fire comprise in many Civil War battles?
(a) 23.
(b) 10.
(c) 50.
(d) 4.

5. As related in Chapter 6, which catalyzing event occurred to Calley's platoon the day before the My Lai massacre?
(a) The Golf of Tonkin incident occured.
(b) Calley's wife divorced him.
(c) A soldier tripped a booby trap.
(d) The platoon was ambushed by VC.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 8, what varies widely regarding those who recover from mental trauma after killing in combat?

3. What famous study is cited at the beginning of Chapter 1?

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why would racially and ethnically dominant rhetoric by American leaders have been unhelpful in the Iraq War?

5. In Chapter 2, what civilian activity does Grossman use to illustrate the distance-guilt relationship?

(see the answer key)

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