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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The number that are alive.
(b) The time it takes.
(c) The race of the vets.
(d) The amount of killing they were asked to do.

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

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

6. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?
(a) The enemy hid in tunnels.
(b) The enemy was younger in age.
(c) Their were many women combatants.
(d) The enemy blended in with the populace.

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

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

9. In Chapter 2, Grossman says the discussion of the killing process is most effective with which people?
(a) Convicted murderers.
(b) War vets.
(c) Criminal psychologists.
(d) School children.

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

11. 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 escaped.
(c) He thought he was a relative.
(d) He thought he killed him.

12. 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?
(a) Pride of the Yankees.
(b) Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.
(c) The Best Years of Our Lives.
(d) Revolutionary Road.

13. 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?
(a) The bombardment of a Japanese island.
(b) The liberation of a concentration camp.
(c) The Normandy landing.
(d) The bombing of Nagasaki.

14. Who is Caspar Weinberger?
(a) Former Joint Chief.
(b) Former Vice President.
(c) Former Secretary of State.
(d) Former Secretary of Defense.

15. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?
(a) Similarity to learner.
(b) Identical nationality.
(c) Physical attractiveness.
(d) Widespread recognizability.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In the anecdote at the beginning of Chapter 3, what is the soldier surprised he did in his first firefight?

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

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

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