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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By the late 1990's, approximately how many Vietnam vets were suffering from PTSD?
(a) 400,000.
(b) 75,000.
(c) 600,000.
(d) 2,000,000.

2. To what dystopian novel does Grossman compare military conditioning in Chapter 2?
(a) 1984.
(b) Brave New World.
(c) The Road.
(d) Clockwork Orange.

3. What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner?
(a) He thought he escaped.
(b) He thought he killed him.
(c) He thought he was a relative.
(d) He thought he was an American.

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

5. In Chapter 5, to what group did the German defector interviewed switch?
(a) The American intelligence community.
(b) The German communists.
(c) The French resistance.
(d) The Red Army.

Short Answer Questions

1. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 5, what component separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?

3. What was new about the enemy composition in Vietnam as opposed to previous wars?

4. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?

5. In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what?

(see the answer keys)

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