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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the beginning of Chapter 4, Grossman says the highest estimate for the number of Vietnam vets with PTSD is what?
(a) 1.9 million.
(b) 2.4 million.
(c) 1.5 million.
(d) 1.1 million.

2. Which of the following is not a symptom of PTSD?
(a) Difficulty maintaining relationships.
(b) Intrusive dreams.
(c) Bouts of vertigo.
(d) Social withdrawal.

3. What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior?
(a) About 6 percent.
(b) About 25 percent.
(c) About 2 percent.
(d) About 10 percent.

4. To what does John Foster compare combat in Chapter 1?
(a) Making love.
(b) Driving a car.
(c) Mountain climbing.
(d) Volleyball.

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why is the struggle to train young men to kill a lopsided struggle?
(a) Young men are naturally disposed to be aggressive.
(b) The army is poorly staffed and funded.
(c) Killing is against human instinct.
(d) Armies have had thousands of years to develop.

6. 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 escaped.
(c) He thought he was a relative.
(d) He thought he was an American.

7. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?
(a) The military.
(b) Entertainment figures.
(c) Their teachers.
(d) Communists.

8. Which of the following is not a response to killing as described at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Rationalization.
(c) Denial.
(d) Remorse.

9. In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what?
(a) Drill instuctor.
(b) President.
(c) C.O.
(d) Rifle.

10. As related in Chapter 5, Stellman and Stellman studied what?
(a) Military suicides.
(b) PTSD.
(c) The killing process.
(d) Just war theory.

11. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?
(a) Individualism.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Loyalty.
(d) Aggressiveness.

12. In Chapter 2, what is a socially humiliating act regarding modern media?
(a) Averting gaze during violence.
(b) Crying during sappy moments.
(c) Believing the events of the film are real.
(d) Preferring older movies.

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

14. Birth of a Nation is widely credited with increasing what?
(a) Movie sales.
(b) The sale of fireworks.
(c) Military recruitment.
(d) The popularity of the Klan.

15. In Chapter 3, Grossman says the western-style shooting games are similar to what?
(a) A carnival game.
(b) A real wartime firefight.
(c) A police shooting training.
(d) A paintball competition.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?

2. What public figure's death is referenced in the end of Chapter 2 to illustrate the relationship of nudity and violence?

3. Which of the following is not a psychological process for enabling killing as set out in Chapter 1?

4. At the end of Chapter 5, Grossman says that a soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity represents what?

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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