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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. By the late 1990's, approximately how many Vietnam vets were suffering from PTSD?
(a) 600,000.
(b) 75,000.
(c) 400,000.
(d) 2,000,000.

3. What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2?
(a) The changes to military training policy because of the war.
(b) The successful political careers of several vets.
(c) The fall of the Soviet Union.
(d) The end of the draft.

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

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, which type of combatants are more prone than most to a powerful exhilaration stage?
(a) Navy seals.
(b) New grunts.
(c) Marines.
(d) Fighter pilots.

6. In what country did the case-study of Chapter 4 take place?
(a) Philippines.
(b) Rwanda.
(c) Thailand.
(d) Congo.

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

8. In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 1.
(b) 1.39.
(c) 2.50.
(d) 3.12.

9. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?
(a) His wife leaving him.
(b) His mother's death.
(c) A mugging.
(d) A long line at a supermarket.

10. In Chapter 3, what does Grossman delineate as a voice of authority in modern youth killing?
(a) Parents.
(b) Gang leaders.
(c) Media.
(d) Peers.

11. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?
(a) Advertising.
(b) Law enforcement.
(c) Professional sports.
(d) Construction.

12. 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) The platoon was ambushed by VC.
(c) A soldier tripped a booby trap.
(d) Calley's wife divorced him.

13. As related in Chapter 5, Stellman and Stellman studied what?
(a) Just war theory.
(b) Military suicides.
(c) PTSD.
(d) The killing process.

14. 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 medic.
(b) An ammo truck driver.
(c) A military reporter.
(d) A helicopter repairman.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why is the struggle to train young men to kill a lopsided struggle?

2. What experience described at the end of Chapter 2 caused guilt in Sol, a World War II vet who did not take part in killing?

3. In Chapter 5, to what group did the German defector interviewed switch?

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

5. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning tactical attractiveness of a victim?

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