On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 4, The Limits of Human Endurance and the Lessons of Vietnam.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is not a response to killing as described at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Remorse.
(b) Rationalization.
(c) Denial.
(d) Acceptance.

2. In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 3.12.
(b) 2.50.
(c) 1.39.
(d) 1.

3. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?
(a) A long line at a supermarket.
(b) His wife leaving him.
(c) His mother's death.
(d) A mugging.

4. Which of the following is not a means of recuperation Grossman endorses for PTSD in Chapter 3?
(a) Safe disclosure.
(b) Support groups.
(c) Medication.
(d) Bonding with vets.

5. Which of the following is not a component of killing that is covered in Chapter 4?
(a) Means.
(b) Fear.
(c) Opportunity.
(d) Motive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?

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

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

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what was the solution the American military's solution after World War II to many soldiers more willing to shoot?

5. In discussing the atavistic fervor of a mob early in Chapter 2, Grossman cites what recent genocide?

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