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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In RB Anderson's excerpt in Chapter 1, what aspect of Vietnam does he claim non-vets do not understand?
(a) He believed in the mission.
(b) His tour was a blur.
(c) It was fun.
(d) The memories do not go away.

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

7. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what is the purpose of after-mission briefings in modern wars?
(a) Reinforcing the rightness of their combat.
(b) Researching the stressors most affecting men.
(c) Allowing a cool-down period for soldiers.
(d) Sharing best practices.

8. What form of crime does Grossman indicate is skyrocketing at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Reckless endangerment.
(b) Aggravated assualt.
(c) Breaking and entering.
(d) Manslaughter.

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

10. In Chapter 2, what advice do German World War I vets give World War II recruits?
(a) Do not distinguish between civilian and enemy.
(b) Surrender to the Americans.
(c) Kill any Russian you encounter.
(d) Go AWOL near the Swiss border.

11. In conditioning soldiers to fire quickly, what has the military not prepared them for?
(a) Defending against equally hostile fire.
(b) Returning to civilian life.
(c) Telling friend from foe.
(d) Dealing emotionally with killing.

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

13. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning proximity of authority and peer groups?
(a) Shalit.
(b) Swank.
(c) Marshall.
(d) Milgram.

14. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) Monuments.
(b) Clearly defines safe areas.
(c) Decisive victory ceremony.
(d) Encouragement from the public.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does John Foster compare combat in Chapter 1?

2. As related in Chapter 6, which catalyzing event occurred to Calley's platoon the day before the My Lai massacre?

3. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?

4. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?

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

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