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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 an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?
(a) Frankenstein.
(b) Norman Bates.
(c) Dracula.
(d) The Wolf Man.

2. Who is Caspar Weinberger?
(a) Former Vice President.
(b) Former Secretary of Defense.
(c) Former Joint Chief.
(d) Former Secretary of State.

3. To what does John Foster compare combat in Chapter 1?
(a) Volleyball.
(b) Making love.
(c) Mountain climbing.
(d) Driving a car.

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?
(a) Entertainment figures.
(b) The military.
(c) Their teachers.
(d) Communists.

5. 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) Allowing a cool-down period for soldiers.
(c) Reinforcing the rightness of their combat.
(d) Sharing best practices.

6. In Chapter 1, what weapon does Grossman use as an example of a homemade killing implement?
(a) An IED.
(b) A shiv.
(c) A sawed-off shotgun.
(d) A spring gun.

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

8. What form of crime does Grossman indicate is skyrocketing at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Breaking and entering.
(b) Manslaughter.
(c) Aggravated assualt.
(d) Reckless endangerment.

9. What unacceptable practice was included in military training in 1975?
(a) Torture of prisoners.
(b) Quick executions.
(c) Looting.
(d) Rape.

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

11. Which of the following is not a symptom of PTSD?
(a) Difficulty maintaining relationships.
(b) Intrusive dreams.
(c) Bouts of vertigo.
(d) Social withdrawal.

12. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Clearly defines safe areas.
(b) Encouragement from the public.
(c) Decisive victory ceremony.
(d) Monuments.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. In Chapter 2, what is a socially humiliating act regarding modern media?

(see the answer keys)

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