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Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. 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.

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

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what is the difference between military killing training and that provided by video games?
(a) There is no discernible difference.
(b) The army offers ballistics education.
(c) The army directs its training toward an enemy.
(d) Video games stunt hand-eye coordination.

6. 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.

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

8. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what distinction does Grossman make between social learning and the previous two types of conditioning?
(a) It is unique to primates.
(b) It is inherently violent.
(c) It must be perpetrated by a group.
(d) It is experienced by every person.

9. Which stage of the killing process did Eric - who shot a VC soldier while he was urinating - skip,as described in Chapter 2?
(a) Exhilaration.
(b) Regret.
(c) Concern.
(d) Acceptance.

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

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

12. 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.

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

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

15. At the end of Chapter 5, Grossman says that a soldier who refuses to take part in an atrocity represents what?
(a) Fear incarnate.
(b) An independent heart.
(c) Nobility in mankind.
(d) Resistance to peer pressure.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?

2. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?

3. How were tours of duty different in Vietnam compared to other wars?

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?

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

(see the answer keys)

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