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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Grossman at the end of Chapter 2, what is the most effective treatment for psychiatric casualties?
(a) Jungian therapy.
(b) Freudian therapy.
(c) Medication.
(d) Time away from combat.

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what is the immediate reaction to killing from a soldier?
(a) Euphoria.
(b) Confusion.
(c) Depression.
(d) Denial.

3. What does Gossman say edged weapons produce effectively at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) Movement.
(b) Death.
(c) Fear.
(d) Dismemberment.

4. In Chapter 7, an anonymous soldier compares what horrific incident to masturbation?
(a) The My Lai massacre.
(b) The Katyn massacre.
(c) The Battle of Shiloh.
(d) The Cultural Revolution.

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

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

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

8. Near the end of Chapter 1, Grossman cites a political cartoon criticizing what American commander?
(a) LeMai.
(b) Grant.
(c) Sherman.
(d) Patton.

9. What is the unifying element that links all of the coping tactics in Chapter 3?
(a) Distance.
(b) Enibriation.
(c) Trance.
(d) Experience.

10. 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) Warfare.
(d) The twentieth century.

11. In Chapter 8, what term does Grossman use to refer to those who have killed in war?
(a) Noncriminal killers.
(b) Combat actives.
(c) Shooters.
(d) Legalized perpetrators.

12. According to Grossman in Chapter 8, what varies widely regarding those who recover from mental trauma after killing in combat?
(a) Outlet for recovery.
(b) Desire for recovery.
(c) Time needed for recovery.
(d) Level of recovery.

13. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?
(a) The Andersonville Prison.
(b) The Holocaust.
(c) The Cambodian Killing Fields.
(d) The Hanoi HIlton.

14. Which of the following is not an animal that Grossman uses as an example of sexual dominating behavior at the beginning of Chapter 7?
(a) Ram.
(b) Orca.
(c) Gorilla.
(d) Stag.

15. In Chapter 7, Grossman says what has made killing easier for soldiers?
(a) A new enemy.
(b) Technology.
(c) A violent media.
(d) Training.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 3, an Israeli study says a hostage is much more likely to die if what?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what is the primary duty of the leader of a Greek phalanx?

3. Which of the following is not a stage of Stockholm Syndrome?

4. In Chapter 1, Grossman cites a study which says vets are most likely to fire when?

5. What city did King Sennacherib destroy?

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