On Killing Test | Final Test - Medium

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

2. Where did the VFW Hall story at the beginning of Chapter 1 take place?
(a) New York.
(b) Florida.
(c) Ohio.
(d) Arkansas.

3. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?

2. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

3. In the beginning of Chapter 4, Grossman says the highest estimate for the number of Vietnam vets with PTSD is what?

4. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?

5. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Grossman apply the killing process to the national mood in Chapter 2?

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

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

5. What evidence does Grossman provide that violence among youth has increased dramatically since the 1950s?

6. What is the Weinberger Doctrine?

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

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

9. What factors does Grossman say are contributing to youth violence in Chapter 1?

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

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