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

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

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

4. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The time it takes.
(b) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(c) The race of the vets.
(d) The number that are alive.

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

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

7. Which of the following is not an example provided in Chapter 2 of Vietnam's "dirty" combat?
(a) Burning down civilian homes.
(b) Killing up close.
(c) Killing women and children.
(d) Encroaching into neighboring countries.

8. In World War II, only 15-20 percent of riflemen made it past which stage of killing?
(a) Killing Stage.
(b) Concern Stage.
(c) Acceptance Stage.
(d) Remorse Stage.

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

10. How were tours of duty different in Vietnam compared to other wars?
(a) Tours of duty were not voluntary.
(b) Tours were 24 months instead of 12.
(c) Tours were individual, not unit-based.
(d) Tours could be anywhere, not only the capital.

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

12. To what presidency does Grossman apply the killing process in Chapter 2?
(a) Andrew Johnson.
(b) Franklin Roosevelt.
(c) George HW Bush.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

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

14. In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what?
(a) President.
(b) Drill instuctor.
(c) Rifle.
(d) C.O.

15. Between 1970 and today, what increase has occurred in the number of imprisoned individuals per 100,000?
(a) 100 to 500.
(b) 40 to 250.
(c) 150 to 400.
(d) 150 to 700.

Short Answer Questions

1. As described in Chapter 5, natural warriors are able to kill without what?

2. In RB Anderson's excerpt in Chapter 1, what aspect of Vietnam does he claim non-vets do not understand?

3. What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior?

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

5. What animal was used in Skinner's conditioning experiment?

(see the answer keys)

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