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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 5, what component separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?
(a) Control.
(b) Charisma.
(c) Empathy.
(d) Intelligence.

3. By 1971, what percentage of evacuations from Vietnam was related to psychiatric problems?
(a) 50.
(b) 12.
(c) 28.
(d) 75.

4. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?
(a) Loyalty.
(b) Individualism.
(c) Aggressiveness.
(d) Obedience.

5. Where did the VFW Hall story at the beginning of Chapter 1 take place?
(a) Florida.
(b) Ohio.
(c) Arkansas.
(d) New York.

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

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

8. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?
(a) When his side loses.
(b) When he is already depressed.
(c) When the war is a domestic conflict.
(d) When he returns to a peacetime situation.

9. In the anecdote of Chapter 5, what consequence does the German soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity face?
(a) Mockery.
(b) Forced labor.
(c) Summary execution.
(d) Court martial.

10. 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) A military reporter.
(c) A helicopter repairman.
(d) An ammo truck driver.

11. Which of the following is not a means of recuperation Grossman endorses for PTSD in Chapter 3?
(a) Bonding with vets.
(b) Medication.
(c) Safe disclosure.
(d) Support groups.

12. What story does Grossman end Chapter 4 with?
(a) An Iraq vet's return home.
(b) A firefight in Vietnam.
(c) A firebombing in the Pacific campaign.
(d) An interchange at a VFW hall.

13. 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) Young men are naturally disposed to be aggressive.
(c) The army is poorly staffed and funded.
(d) Armies have had thousands of years to develop.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a symptom of PTSD?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what is the difference between military killing training and that provided by video games?

3. In Chapter 1, what weapon does Grossman use as an example of a homemade killing implement?

4. In what country did the case-study of Chapter 4 take place?

5. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?

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