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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What percentage of the population can sustain more than a few months duty without sustaining long-term mental damage?
(a) 13.
(b) 25.
(c) 0.
(d) 2.

2. Aside from officers, which individuals are often killed in combat for their toll on morale?
(a) Wives.
(b) Flagbearers.
(c) Young recruits.
(d) The elderly.

3. 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 equal to those with soldiers.
(c) Psychiatric casualties would be fewer than with soldiers.
(d) Psychiatric casualties would be worse than with soldiers.

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

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

6. 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.

7. With what term does Grossman describe the reticence of the military to discuss non-firing in Chapter 3?
(a) Everybody's sin.
(b) A secret under the rug.
(c) An official fiction.
(d) A conspiracy of silence.

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

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

10. At the end of Chapter 6, Grossman says that what can provide a sudden injection of fortitude into a unit of men?
(a) Nothing.
(b) New leadership.
(c) Victory.
(d) Rest.

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

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

13. Freud, as quoted in Chapter 1, stresses the ascendancy of man's desire to what?
(a) Obey.
(b) Prove himself.
(c) Reproduce.
(d) Be validated.

14. According to the DSM, when is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder most severe?
(a) When it happens in peacetime.
(b) When it happens in wartime.
(c) When the victim was severely injured.
(d) When the trauma was caused by a person.

15. In the mythology cited at the end of Chapter 7, who is born of the marriage of Aries and Aphrodite?
(a) Athena.
(b) Persephone.
(c) Nyx.
(d) Harmonia.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What reason is given in Bhagavad Gita to justify killing?

3. Which of the following is not a contributing factor in determining whether a group easily unites in combat killing?

4. In Chapter 1, Grossman reveals that the majority of active World War II soldiers did what?

5. In the Crimean War anecdote in Chapter 1, what do the soldiers do when confronted with an enemy at ten paces?

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