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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the Vet of the Year anecdote in Chapter 3, who did Dave use as an example of someone who did not kill but was still blamed?
(a) A military reporter.
(b) A helicopter repairman.
(c) An ammo truck driver.
(d) A medic.

2. 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?
(a) The bombing of Nagasaki.
(b) The bombardment of a Japanese island.
(c) The liberation of a concentration camp.
(d) The Normandy landing.

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

4. What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior?
(a) About 2 percent.
(b) About 6 percent.
(c) About 25 percent.
(d) About 10 percent.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2?

2. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?

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

4. Which of the following is not a point of the Weinberger Doctrine?

5. Which of the following is not an example provided in Chapter 2 of Vietnam's "dirty" combat?

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