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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. How does the rationalization of Ray, the Panama vet quoted at the end of Chapter 1, manifest itself?
(a) In his observation of the victim.
(b) In religious expression.
(c) In political debate.
(d) In a dream.

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

3. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
(a) 2,000.
(b) 150.
(c) 11,000./
(d) 50,000.

4. To what presidency does Grossman apply the killing process in Chapter 2?
(a) Franklin Roosevelt.
(b) George HW Bush.
(c) Andrew Johnson.
(d) Ronald Reagan.

5. Which of the following is an essential quality that makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?
(a) Physical attractiveness.
(b) Widespread recognizability.
(c) Identical nationality.
(d) Similarity to learner.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does a drill instructor teach as the root of manhood?

3. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?

4. Who is Caspar Weinberger?

5. What unacceptable practice was included in military training in 1975?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what is the difference between military killing training and that provided by video games?

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the strange story of the CIA guard at the end of Chapter 1?

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