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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In World War II, only 15-20 percent of riflemen made it past which stage of killing?
(a) Concern Stage.
(b) Acceptance Stage.
(c) Killing Stage.
(d) Remorse Stage.

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what do POW executions do to an enemy?
(a) Break their morale.
(b) Destroy their civilian support.
(c) Give them reason to murder your POW's
(d) Make them more aggressive.

5. 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 escaped.
(d) He thought he was a relative.

6. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why is the struggle to train young men to kill a lopsided struggle?
(a) The army is poorly staffed and funded.
(b) Young men are naturally disposed to be aggressive.
(c) Armies have had thousands of years to develop.
(d) Killing is against human instinct.

7. At the end of Chapter 5, Grossman says that a soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity represents what?
(a) Fear incarnate.
(b) Resistance to peer pressure.
(c) An independent heart.
(d) Nobility in mankind.

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

9. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?
(a) Loyalty.
(b) Aggressiveness.
(c) Individualism.
(d) Obedience.

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

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

12. 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 military reporter.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) A medic.

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

14. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?
(a) Court martial.
(b) Summary execution.
(c) Forced labor.
(d) Mockery.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what?

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what was the solution the American military's solution after World War II to many soldiers more willing to shoot?

4. As related in Chapter 5, Stellman and Stellman studied what?

5. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning proximity of authority and peer groups?

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