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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In the World War II stories of Chapter 4, what do soldiers do to avoid killing?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Pretend to be dead.
(c) Smoke cigarettes.
(d) Surrender to German troops.

4. During World War I, what was the favored weapon of American servicemen for killing enemy combatants?
(a) Grenades.
(b) Rifles.
(c) Mines.
(d) Bayonet.

5. What conversion did most military personnel make to their bayonets in combat?
(a) They removed them completely.
(b) They used the blunt end of them.
(c) They attached them upside down.
(d) They used them as hand weapons.

6. In Chapter 7, what reason does Grossman give for the cultural separation between officers and enlisted men in the military?
(a) A means of maintaining a socioeconomic status quo.
(b) A means for instilling fear in the enlisted men.
(c) Allowing officers the separation to send men on dangerous missions.
(d) A way to encourage enlisted men to strive and advance.

7. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what is the primary duty of the leader of a Greek phalanx?
(a) To reform the formation when someone fell.
(b) The deliver orders.
(c) To fight with the men.
(d) The stategize behind lines.

8. What term does Grossman use in Chapter 6 to indicate the method one uses to kill in hand-to-hand-combat?
(a) Hard to soft.
(b) Breath and blood.
(c) Always on top.
(d) Deflect and deliver.

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

10. What term arose in the early 1990's to describe the new fighting techniques seen in the Gulf War?
(a) Mail-order war.
(b) Calling-card war.
(c) Nintendo war.
(d) Telegraph war.

11. According to Chapter 4, warfare is the process of giving individuals the means for what?
(a) Strategic superiority.
(b) Self-actualization.
(c) Courage.
(d) Destruction.

12. 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) Orca.
(b) Gorilla.
(c) Ram.
(d) Stag.

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

14. In Chapter 6, Grossman points out that hand-to-hand combat creates awareness of what?
(a) Interconnectedness.
(b) Vulnerability.
(c) Savagery.
(d) Humanity.

15. In the Crimean War anecdote in Chapter 1, what do the soldiers do when confronted with an enemy at ten paces?
(a) They shake hands.
(b) They surrender.
(c) They throw rocks.
(d) They bayonet them.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which Civil War officer does Grossman quote at the beginning of Chapter 5?

3. What occurs as a result of exhaustion after the 60-day mark of continuous combat?

4. Which of the following is not a component of Group Absolution as delineated in Chapter 1?

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

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