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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what is the difference between military killing training and that provided by video games?
(a) The army directs its training toward an enemy.
(b) The army offers ballistics education.
(c) Video games stunt hand-eye coordination.
(d) There is no discernible difference.

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

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

5. Which stage of the killing process did Eric - who shot a VC soldier while he was urinating - skip,as described in Chapter 2?
(a) Concern.
(b) Acceptance.
(c) Exhilaration.
(d) Regret.

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

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

8. At the beginning of Chapter 5, Grossman calls a soldier's choice to participate in an atrocity a what?
(a) Surrender to fear.
(b) Suicidal act.
(c) Fool's errand.
(d) Faustian bargain.

9. In Chapter 1, what weapon does Grossman use as an example of a homemade killing implement?
(a) A spring gun.
(b) A shiv.
(c) An IED.
(d) A sawed-off shotgun.

10. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 150.
(b) 2,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 11,000./

11. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning proximity of authority and peer groups?
(a) Milgram.
(b) Swank.
(c) Shalit.
(d) Marshall.

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

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

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

15. 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 was a relative.
(b) He thought he escaped.
(c) He thought he was an American.
(d) He thought he killed him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2?

3. To what does John Foster compare combat in Chapter 1?

4. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

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

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