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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Grossman's Chapter 2 trajectory of increasingly violent media, where do children go after cartoons?
(a) Violent music.
(b) TV cop shows.
(c) Comic books.
(d) PG-13 movies.

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

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

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 6, why is a suicide bomber more effective than a traditional shooter?
(a) He cannot retreat.
(b) He will not lose his weapon.
(c) He can kill more victims before dying.
(d) He is less conspicuous.

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

6. What animal was used in Skinner's conditioning experiment?
(a) Humans.
(b) Monkeys.
(c) Rats.
(d) Dogs.

7. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?
(a) Remorse and rationalization.
(b) Concern and acceptance.
(c) Killing and remorse.
(d) Exhilaration and revulsion.

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

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

10. Which of the following is not an example provided in Chapter 2 of Vietnam's "dirty" combat?
(a) Burning down civilian homes.
(b) Killing women and children.
(c) Encroaching into neighboring countries.
(d) Killing up close.

11. Birth of a Nation is widely credited with increasing what?
(a) Movie sales.
(b) The sale of fireworks.
(c) The popularity of the Klan.
(d) Military recruitment.

12. Which of the following is not a point of the Weinberger Doctrine?
(a) Soldiers must be sent in sufficient numbers to accomplish goals.
(b) Military deployment should be a last resort.
(c) Military should only be sent when vital interests are at stake.
(d) Soldiers must be armed with newest developed weaponry.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is not a psychological process for enabling killing as set out in Chapter 1?

3. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

4. Between 1970 and today, what increase has occurred in the number of imprisoned individuals per 100,000?

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

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