On Killing Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Grossman's Chapter 2 trajectory of increasingly violent media, where do children go after cartoons?
(a) Comic books.
(b) TV cop shows.
(c) PG-13 movies.
(d) Violent music.

2. What is a common feature of natural warriors presented in Chapter 5?
(a) They experienced violence as children.
(b) They join the military before the age of 25.
(c) They have no religious affiliation.
(d) They come from working class families.

3. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?
(a) Frankenstein.
(b) The Wolf Man.
(c) Norman Bates.
(d) Dracula.

4. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what distinction does Grossman make between social learning and the previous two types of conditioning?
(a) It is inherently violent.
(b) It must be perpetrated by a group.
(c) It is unique to primates.
(d) It is experienced by every person.

5. As described in Chapter 5, natural warriors are able to kill without what?
(a) Nausea.
(b) Weapons.
(c) Remorse.
(d) Acknowledging it.

6. What unacceptable practice was included in military training in 1975?
(a) Quick executions.
(b) Looting.
(c) Rape.
(d) Torture of prisoners.

7. In Chapter 6, Grossman indicates that an Islamic suicide bomber's authority figure is what?
(a) A religious leader.
(b) Himself.
(c) God.
(d) A terrorist cell leader.

8. What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner?
(a) He thought he killed him.
(b) He thought he was an American.
(c) He thought he escaped.
(d) He thought he was a relative.

9. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what was the solution the American military's solution after World War II to many soldiers more willing to shoot?
(a) Psychological bombardment.
(b) Advances in rifle firing range.
(c) More careful recruiting screening.
(d) An all-volunteer army.

10. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?
(a) When his side loses.
(b) When he is already depressed.
(c) When he returns to a peacetime situation.
(d) When the war is a domestic conflict.

11. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The race of the vets.
(b) The time it takes.
(c) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(d) The number that are alive.

12. By 1971, what percentage of evacuations from Vietnam was related to psychiatric problems?
(a) 28.
(b) 75.
(c) 12.
(d) 50.

13. What experience described at the end of Chapter 2 caused guilt in Sol, a World War II vet who did not take part in killing?
(a) The liberation of a concentration camp.
(b) The Normandy landing.
(c) The bombardment of a Japanese island.
(d) The bombing of Nagasaki.

14. In conditioning soldiers to fire quickly, what has the military not prepared them for?
(a) Dealing emotionally with killing.
(b) Defending against equally hostile fire.
(c) Telling friend from foe.
(d) Returning to civilian life.

15. In the anecdote at the beginning of Chapter 3, what is the soldier surprised he did in his first firefight?
(a) Retreated.
(b) Engaged the enemy.
(c) Urinated on himself.
(d) Cried.

Short Answer Questions

1. As related in Chapter 5, Stellman and Stellman studied what?

2. In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what?

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what is the purpose of after-mission briefings in modern wars?

4. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?

5. Which of the following is not a factor contributing to a soldier's compliance in an atrocity mentioned in Chapter 5?

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