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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning tactical attractiveness of a victim?
(a) Shalit.
(b) Milgram.
(c) Swank.
(d) Mashall.

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

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

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

14. In Chapter 2, Grossman indicates that committing an atrocity can cause what within a group?
(a) Closer bonding.
(b) Mass battle fatigue.
(c) Dissent.
(d) Identification with the enemy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How were tours of duty different in Vietnam compared to other wars?

2. What form of crime does Grossman indicate is skyrocketing at the beginning of Chapter 1?

3. To what dystopian novel does Grossman compare military conditioning in Chapter 2?

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?

5. In RB Anderson's excerpt in Chapter 1, what aspect of Vietnam does he claim non-vets do not understand?

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