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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By the late 1990's, approximately how many Vietnam vets were suffering from PTSD?
(a) 75,000.
(b) 400,000.
(c) 600,000.
(d) 2,000,000.

2. What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2?
(a) The changes to military training policy because of the war.
(b) The successful political careers of several vets.
(c) The fall of the Soviet Union.
(d) The end of the draft.

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

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

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

6. According to Grossman in Chapter 5, what component separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?
(a) Control.
(b) Empathy.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Charisma.

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

8. In Chapter 5, to what group did the German defector interviewed switch?
(a) The American intelligence community.
(b) The Red Army.
(c) The German communists.
(d) The French resistance.

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

10. In Chapter 2, what advice do German World War I vets give World War II recruits?
(a) Go AWOL near the Swiss border.
(b) Kill any Russian you encounter.
(c) Do not distinguish between civilian and enemy.
(d) Surrender to the Americans.

11. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?
(a) Professional sports.
(b) Advertising.
(c) Construction.
(d) Law enforcement.

12. Which of the following is not an example provided in Chapter 2 of Vietnam's "dirty" combat?
(a) Killing women and children.
(b) Killing up close.
(c) Encroaching into neighboring countries.
(d) Burning down civilian homes.

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

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

15. Where did the VFW Hall story at the beginning of Chapter 1 take place?
(a) Ohio.
(b) New York.
(c) Arkansas.
(d) Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?

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 response to killing as described at the beginning of Chapter 1?

4. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?

5. What story does Grossman end Chapter 4 with?

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