On Killing Test | Final Test - Medium

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

2. In what country did the case-study of Chapter 4 take place?
(a) Thailand.
(b) Rwanda.
(c) Philippines.
(d) Congo.

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

4. 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) Nobility in mankind.
(c) An independent heart.
(d) Resistance to peer pressure.

5. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?
(a) Individualism.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Aggressiveness.
(d) Loyalty.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?

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

5. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

Short Essay Questions

1. What solution did the American military devise to deal with low firing rates in World War II?

2. What is the Weinberger Doctrine?

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

4. In Chapter 2, what does Grossman say an atrocity does to a combat unit's group dynamic?

5. What are the three categories of atrocity as delineated in Chapter 1?

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

7. According to Grossman, why do young people idolize entertainment figures more than police and politicians?

8. What surprising insight into Vietnam does RB Anderson make in Chapter 1?

9. What are the defining characteristics of a natural warrior?

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

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