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. 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 insomniacs.
(d) They are often psychopaths or sociopaths.

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

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 8, what varies widely regarding those who recover from mental trauma after killing in combat?
(a) Time needed for recovery.
(b) Desire for recovery.
(c) Level of recovery.
(d) Outlet for recovery.

4. Which of the following is not a sign of psychological trauma discussed in Chapter 1?
(a) Sporadic Violence.
(b) Obsessional and Compulsive States.
(c) Fatigue States.
(d) Character Disorders.

5. Which Roman leader and writer does Grossman quote in Chapter 4?
(a) Tacitus.
(b) Marcus Aurelius.
(c) Herodotus.
(d) Claudius.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, which type of combatants are more prone than most to a powerful exhilaration stage?

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 6, why is a suicide bomber more effective than a traditional shooter?

4. Which of the following is not a factor contributing to a soldier's compliance in an atrocity mentioned in Chapter 5?

5. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?

(see the answer key)

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