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. 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?
(a) Advances in rifle firing range.
(b) More careful recruiting screening.
(c) An all-volunteer army.
(d) Psychological bombardment.

2. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 2,000.
(b) 11,000./
(c) 50,000.
(d) 150.

3. In Chapter 2, what is significant about the Civil War muskets examined by Grossman?
(a) They are loaded without pellets.
(b) They are loaded multiple times.
(c) They are loaded without powder.
(d) They are unloaded.

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what is the purpose of after-mission briefings in modern wars?
(a) Reinforcing the rightness of their combat.
(b) Allowing a cool-down period for soldiers.
(c) Sharing best practices.
(d) Researching the stressors most affecting men.

5. How does the military normally deal with the problem of exhaustion in combat?
(a) Vitamin supplements.
(b) Extra rations.
(c) Field manuals.
(d) Boot camp prep.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not an option for a soldier in combat that Grossman lists in Chapter 1?

2. What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior?

3. In Chapter 7, what does Grossman cite as a powerful examine of of link between violence and sex in popular culture?

4. In Chapter 2, what tactic does Grossman describe as key to training soldiers to fire in combat?

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

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