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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. According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what is the purpose of after-mission briefings in modern wars?
(a) Reinforcing the rightness of their combat.
(b) Researching the stressors most affecting men.
(c) Allowing a cool-down period for soldiers.
(d) Sharing best practices.

2. Which of the following theorists presents evidence concerning proximity of authority and peer groups?
(a) Marshall.
(b) Swank.
(c) Milgram.
(d) Shalit.

3. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?
(a) His wife leaving him.
(b) His mother's death.
(c) A mugging.
(d) A long line at a supermarket.

4. Between 1970 and today, what increase has occurred in the number of imprisoned individuals per 100,000?
(a) 150 to 700.
(b) 100 to 500.
(c) 40 to 250.
(d) 150 to 400.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a psychological process for enabling killing as set out in Chapter 1?

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why is the struggle to train young men to kill a lopsided struggle?

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

4. In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?

5. As related in Chapter 6, which catalyzing event occurred to Calley's platoon the day before the My Lai massacre?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did John Foster rationalize killing a VC in Chapter 1?

2. What examples from Chapter 6 illustrate a problematic relationship with women in the military?

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

4. What changes have occurred in recent years to mitigate the psychiatric casualties of Vietnam?

5. What factors traditionally assist in rationalization and acceptance after combat?

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

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

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

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

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

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