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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 6, why is a suicide bomber more effective than a traditional shooter?
(a) He is less conspicuous.
(b) He will not lose his weapon.
(c) He can kill more victims before dying.
(d) He cannot retreat.

2. Between which two stages of the killing process is a murder-suicide fluctuating, as described in Chapter 2?
(a) Remorse and rationalization.
(b) Concern and acceptance.
(c) Killing and remorse.
(d) Exhilaration and revulsion.

3. What public figure's death is referenced in the end of Chapter 2 to illustrate the relationship of nudity and violence?
(a) Benito Mussolini.
(b) John Lennon.
(c) Jane Mansfield.
(d) James Dean.

4. In Chapter 2, what is a socially humiliating act regarding modern media?
(a) Believing the events of the film are real.
(b) Crying during sappy moments.
(c) Averting gaze during violence.
(d) Preferring older movies.

5. At the beginning of Chapter 5, Grossman calls a soldier's choice to participate in an atrocity a what?
(a) Suicidal act.
(b) Surrender to fear.
(c) Faustian bargain.
(d) Fool's errand.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Which of the following is not a response to killing as described at the beginning of Chapter 1?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why was combat in Vietnam particularly dirty, as described in Chapter 2?

4. What separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?

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

6. What warning about video games does Grossman make at the end of Chapter 3?

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

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

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

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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