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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 1, what weapon does Grossman use as an example of a homemade killing implement?
(a) An IED.
(b) A sawed-off shotgun.
(c) A shiv.
(d) A spring gun.

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

3. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?
(a) Norman Bates.
(b) Frankenstein.
(c) The Wolf Man.
(d) Dracula.

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

5. In Chapter 2, Grossman indicates that committing an atrocity can cause what within a group?
(a) Mass battle fatigue.
(b) Identification with the enemy.
(c) Closer bonding.
(d) Dissent.

6. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?
(a) The enemy hid in tunnels.
(b) The enemy was younger in age.
(c) Their were many women combatants.
(d) The enemy blended in with the populace.

7. In the anecdote at the beginning of Chapter 3, what is the soldier surprised he did in his first firefight?
(a) Engaged the enemy.
(b) Retreated.
(c) Cried.
(d) Urinated on himself.

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

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

10. 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 race of the vets.
(c) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(d) The number that are alive.

11. 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) Fighter pilots.
(d) Marines.

12. In Chapter 6, Grossman indicates that an Islamic suicide bomber's authority figure is what?
(a) Himself.
(b) A terrorist cell leader.
(c) A religious leader.
(d) God.

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

14. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe natural warriors' attitudes toward less aggressive colleagues?
(a) Wary.
(b) Protective.
(c) Dismissive.
(d) Contemptuous.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What experience described at the end of Chapter 2 caused guilt in Sol, a World War II vet who did not take part in killing?

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

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

4. In Chapter 2, Grossman says the discussion of the killing process is most effective with which people?

5. Between 1970 and today, what increase has occurred in the number of imprisoned individuals per 100,000?

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