On Killing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 8, Killing in America: What Are we Doing to Our Children? : Chapter 4, Social Learning and Role Models in the Media.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In terms of effective leadership, what disadvantage do mercenaries and gang leaders have?
(a) Their men traditionally try to unseat them.
(b) They do not have formal education or training.
(c) They are asking their men to commit illegal acts.
(d) They traditionally do not work their way through the ranks.

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

3. In Chapter 4, what World War II battle does Grossman cite as an example of hunger deciding combat?
(a) Normandy.
(b) Midway.
(c) Iwo Jima.
(d) Stalingrad.

4. What do most historians agree was the key to the Roman military model's success?
(a) Strong leadership.
(b) Political legitimacy.
(c) Light, flexible armor.
(d) Longer spears.

5. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, on which individual are the affects of horror in combat most psychologically damaging?
(a) POW.
(b) Civilian.
(c) Correspondant.
(d) Combatant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What public figure's death is referenced in the end of Chapter 2 to illustrate the relationship of nudity and violence?

2. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

3. What great advance in military technology did Gustavus Adolphus create?

4. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why is the struggle to train young men to kill a lopsided struggle?

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