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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is not a means of recuperation Grossman endorses for PTSD in Chapter 3?
(a) Bonding with vets.
(b) Support groups.
(c) Medication.
(d) Safe disclosure.

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

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

4. 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) An all-volunteer army.
(c) More careful recruiting screening.
(d) Advances in rifle firing range.

5. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?
(a) One in which individual soldiers act without orders.
(b) One in which both sides face civilian casualties.
(c) One in which lines between ally and enemy are gone.
(d) One in which loss of life is minimal.

6. To what dystopian novel does Grossman compare military conditioning in Chapter 2?
(a) Brave New World.
(b) The Road.
(c) Clockwork Orange.
(d) 1984.

7. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?
(a) Summary execution.
(b) Court martial.
(c) Mockery.
(d) Forced labor.

8. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?
(a) Black.
(b) White.
(c) Gray.
(d) Red.

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

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

11. In the Vet of the Year anecdote in Chapter 3, who did Dave use as an example of someone who did not kill but was still blamed?
(a) A military reporter.
(b) An ammo truck driver.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) A medic.

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

13. In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 1.39.
(b) 3.12.
(c) 1.
(d) 2.50.

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

15. To what presidency does Grossman apply the killing process in Chapter 2?
(a) Ronald Reagan.
(b) George HW Bush.
(c) Andrew Johnson.
(d) Franklin Roosevelt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?

2. What unacceptable practice was included in military training in 1975?

3. During what component of military training is the most important conditioning happening according to Grossman in Chapter 1?

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, which type of combatants are more prone than most to a powerful exhilaration stage?

5. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe natural warriors' attitudes toward less aggressive colleagues?

(see the answer keys)

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