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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 2,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 150.
(d) 11,000./

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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) A medic.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) An ammo truck driver.

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

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

11. As related in Chapter 6, which catalyzing event occurred to Calley's platoon the day before the My Lai massacre?
(a) A soldier tripped a booby trap.
(b) Calley's wife divorced him.
(c) The platoon was ambushed by VC.
(d) The Golf of Tonkin incident occured.

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

13. In Chapter 2, what is a socially humiliating act regarding modern media?
(a) Crying during sappy moments.
(b) Believing the events of the film are real.
(c) Averting gaze during violence.
(d) Preferring older movies.

14. In Chapter 6, Grossman indicates that an Islamic suicide bomber's authority figure is what?
(a) A religious leader.
(b) Himself.
(c) God.
(d) A terrorist cell leader.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal was used in Skinner's conditioning experiment?

2. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?

3. In conditioning soldiers to fire quickly, what has the military not prepared them for?

4. What public figure's death is referenced in the end of Chapter 2 to illustrate the relationship of nudity and violence?

5. Which of the following is not a popular late Fifties novel or film that Grossman cites in Chapter 3 as a representation of a World War II vet?

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