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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what distinction does Grossman make between social learning and the previous two types of conditioning?

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

3. In Grossman's Chapter 2 trajectory of increasingly violent media, where do children go after cartoons?

4. What is a common feature of natural warriors presented in Chapter 5?

5. In Chapter 2, Grossman indicates that committing an atrocity can cause what within a group?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the strange dichotomy between nudity and killing in Western culture?

2. How does Grossman explain murder-suicide in terms of the killing process in Chapter 2?

3. How did John Foster rationalize killing a VC in Chapter 1?

4. What separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, how can PTSD be treated effectively?

6. What hypothetical situation does Grossman relate in Chapter 3?

7. Why was combat in Vietnam particularly dirty, as described in Chapter 2?

8. As described in Chapter 2, how do children progress through increasingly violent entertainment?

9. What factors contribute to a soldier's decision to commit an atrocity?

10. Which essential qualities makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?

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