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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) It was fun.
(c) The memories do not go away.
(d) He believed in the mission.

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

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

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

8. What does Grossman credit with reducing the number of homicides in America in Chapter 1?
(a) Community outreach.
(b) Gun control laws.
(c) Better medical technology.
(d) Improved economic conditions.

9. What public figure's death is referenced in the end of Chapter 2 to illustrate the relationship of nudity and violence?
(a) James Dean.
(b) John Lennon.
(c) Benito Mussolini.
(d) Jane Mansfield.

10. 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) An ammo truck driver.
(b) A medic.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) A military reporter.

11. What story does Grossman end Chapter 4 with?
(a) A firebombing in the Pacific campaign.
(b) A firefight in Vietnam.
(c) An Iraq vet's return home.
(d) An interchange at a VFW hall.

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

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

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

15. How were tours of duty different in Vietnam compared to other wars?
(a) Tours of duty were not voluntary.
(b) Tours could be anywhere, not only the capital.
(c) Tours were individual, not unit-based.
(d) Tours were 24 months instead of 12.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?

3. In the anecdote at the beginning of Chapter 3, what is the soldier surprised he did in his first firefight?

4. In Chapter 3, Grossman says the western-style shooting games are similar to what?

5. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what distinction does Grossman make between social learning and the previous two types of conditioning?

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