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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?
(a) One in which lines between ally and enemy are gone.
(b) One in which both sides face civilian casualties.
(c) One in which loss of life is minimal.
(d) One in which individual soldiers act without orders.

3. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what do POW executions do to an enemy?
(a) Break their morale.
(b) Give them reason to murder your POW's
(c) Make them more aggressive.
(d) Destroy their civilian support.

4. 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) A medic.
(d) An ammo truck driver.

5. As described in Chapter 5, natural warriors are able to kill without what?
(a) Acknowledging it.
(b) Weapons.
(c) Nausea.
(d) Remorse.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the rationalization of Ray, the Panama vet quoted at the end of Chapter 1, manifest itself?

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

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

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

5. How were tours of duty different in Vietnam compared to other wars?

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