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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is not a stage of Stockholm Syndrome?
(a) Hostage-taker identyifies with the victim.
(b) Hostage-taker feels antipathy to the victim.
(c) Victim feels antipathy to the authorities.
(d) Victim identifies with the hostage-take.

2. How many days can a soldier remain in combat before psychological trauma begins to manifest itself?
(a) 10.
(b) 150.
(c) 60.
(d) 200.

3. In Chapter 4, the story of the soldier who kills a young enemy and immediately breaks down crying takes place in what country?
(a) Korea.
(b) The Soviet Union.
(c) Israel.
(d) France.

4. In Chapter 2, what tactic does Grossman describe as key to training soldiers to fire in combat?
(a) Drilling.
(b) Education.
(c) Encouragement.
(d) Alcohol.

5. At the end of Chapter 4, what physical reaction to exhaustion and hunger does Grossman cite?
(a) Organ failure.
(b) Ulcers.
(c) Involuntary urination.
(d) Body tremors.

6. What did military analysts in World War II predict about the result of civilian bombings?
(a) Psychiatric casualties would be nonexistent.
(b) Psychiatric casualties would be fewer than with soldiers.
(c) Psychiatric casualties would be equal to those with soldiers.
(d) Psychiatric casualties would be worse than with soldiers.

7. Which of the following is not a contributing factor in determining whether a group easily unites in combat killing?
(a) The size of the group.
(b) The mean age of the group.
(c) The psychological bond among members of the group.
(d) The proximity of members in the group.

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

9. At the end of Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe the power of the edged-weapon threat?
(a) Savage.
(b) Dainty.
(c) Sexual.
(d) Minimal.

10. 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 psychopaths or sociopaths.
(b) They often commit suicide after regular combat ends.
(c) They are often insomniacs.
(d) They are often highly-educated.

11. What reason is given in Bhagavad Gita to justify killing?
(a) Every man chooses his own death.
(b) Killing is deliverance into heaven.
(c) All men are of the same Spirit.
(d) Soldiers must kill or be killed.

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

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

14. In what war did Lord Moran fight?
(a) The Rhodesian Wars.
(b) The Falklands War.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Civil War.

15. Early in Chapter 2, Grossman quotes a researcher who say that most soldier's relationship with their comrades are stronger than with whom?
(a) Their wives.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Their children.
(d) Their parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the study cited by Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, what stimulus was applied to test dogs?

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

3. Which Roman leader and writer does Grossman quote in Chapter 4?

4. Chapter 7 begins with several vets joking about raping and murdering which public figure?

5. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 2, what is the most effective treatment for psychiatric casualties?

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