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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what was the solution the American military's solution after World War II to many soldiers more willing to shoot?
(a) An all-volunteer army.
(b) More careful recruiting screening.
(c) Advances in rifle firing range.
(d) Psychological bombardment.

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?
(a) Entertainment figures.
(b) Communists.
(c) The military.
(d) Their teachers.

4. What is a common feature of natural warriors presented in Chapter 5?
(a) They experienced violence as children.
(b) They join the military before the age of 25.
(c) They come from working class families.
(d) They have no religious affiliation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?
(a) White.
(b) Gray.
(c) Black.
(d) Red.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner?

4. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?

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

(see the answer keys)

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