On Killing Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?
(a) Norman Bates.
(b) Frankenstein.
(c) The Wolf Man.
(d) Dracula.

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

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

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

7. In Chapter 3, Grossman says the western-style shooting games are similar to what?
(a) A police shooting training.
(b) A paintball competition.
(c) A carnival game.
(d) A real wartime firefight.

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

9. 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.

10. Which of the following is not a psychological process for enabling killing as set out in Chapter 1?
(a) Demystification of aparatuses.
(b) Operant conditioning.
(c) Imitation of vicarious role models.
(d) Classical conditioning.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?

2. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?

3. During what component of military training is the most important conditioning happening according to Grossman in Chapter 1?

4. Where did the VFW Hall story at the beginning of Chapter 1 take place?

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

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