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

2. In Chapter 2, what civilian activity does Grossman use to illustrate the distance-guilt relationship?
(a) Urban crime.
(b) Eating meat.
(c) Rape.
(d) Corporate layoffs.

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

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why do most soldiers refuse to discuss their aversion to killing?
(a) To scare would-be challengers.
(b) To impress civilians.
(c) To save face with others.
(d) To avoid court martial.

5. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?
(a) Red.
(b) Gray.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, an anonymous soldier compares what horrific incident to masturbation?

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

3. What is the unifying element that links all of the coping tactics in Chapter 3?

4. During what component of military training is the most important conditioning happening according to Grossman in Chapter 1?

5. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning proximity of authority and peer groups?

(see the answer key)

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