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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What animal was used in Skinner's conditioning experiment?
(a) Monkeys.
(b) Rats.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Humans.

2. At the end of Chapter 5, Grossman says that a soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity represents what?
(a) Nobility in mankind.
(b) An independent heart.
(c) Resistance to peer pressure.
(d) Fear incarnate.

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what is the purpose of after-mission briefings in modern wars?
(a) Researching the stressors most affecting men.
(b) Sharing best practices.
(c) Allowing a cool-down period for soldiers.
(d) Reinforcing the rightness of their combat.

4. Which of the following is not a point of the Weinberger Doctrine?
(a) Military should only be sent when vital interests are at stake.
(b) Soldiers must be sent in sufficient numbers to accomplish goals.
(c) Military deployment should be a last resort.
(d) Soldiers must be armed with newest developed weaponry.

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) Acceptance.
(b) Exhilaration.
(c) Concern.
(d) Regret.

6. In Chapter 2, Grossman says the discussion of the killing process is most effective with which people?
(a) School children.
(b) Convicted murderers.
(c) Criminal psychologists.
(d) War vets.

7. 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) Advances in rifle firing range.
(b) An all-volunteer army.
(c) More careful recruiting screening.
(d) Psychological bombardment.

8. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe natural warriors' attitudes toward less aggressive colleagues?
(a) Dismissive.
(b) Contemptuous.
(c) Wary.
(d) Protective.

9. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?
(a) Identical nationality.
(b) Widespread recognizability.
(c) Similarity to learner.
(d) Physical attractiveness.

10. How does the rationalization of Ray, the Panama vet quoted at the end of Chapter 1, manifest itself?
(a) In political debate.
(b) In a dream.
(c) In religious expression.
(d) In his observation of the victim.

11. Between 1970 and today, what increase has occurred in the number of imprisoned individuals per 100,000?
(a) 150 to 400.
(b) 40 to 250.
(c) 150 to 700.
(d) 100 to 500.

12. In what country did the case-study of Chapter 4 take place?
(a) Congo.
(b) Thailand.
(c) Rwanda.
(d) Philippines.

13. In RB Anderson's excerpt in Chapter 1, what aspect of Vietnam does he claim non-vets do not understand?
(a) The memories do not go away.
(b) It was fun.
(c) His tour was a blur.
(d) He believed in the mission.

14. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, which type of combatants are more prone than most to a powerful exhilaration stage?
(a) New grunts.
(b) Navy seals.
(c) Marines.
(d) Fighter pilots.

15. During what component of military training is the most important conditioning happening according to Grossman in Chapter 1?
(a) Strength training.
(b) Marksmanship training.
(c) Army standards training.
(d) Stamina training.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?

2. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?

3. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?

4. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?

5. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?

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