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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Forced labor.
(c) Mockery.
(d) Court martial.

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

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

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

5. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(b) The number that are alive.
(c) The time it takes.
(d) The race of the vets.

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

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

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

9. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?
(a) The enemy blended in with the populace.
(b) The enemy hid in tunnels.
(c) The enemy was younger in age.
(d) Their were many women combatants.

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

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

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

13. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?
(a) Exhilaration and revulsion.
(b) Killing and remorse.
(c) Remorse and rationalization.
(d) Concern and acceptance.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 6, why is a suicide bomber more effective than a traditional shooter?

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what do POW executions do to an enemy?

4. In what country did the case-study of Chapter 4 take place?

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

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