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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. Which of the following is not a category of atrocity listed in Chapter 1?
2. In Vietnam, about how many rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
3. In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier?
4. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(b) The time it takes.
(c) The number that are alive.
(d) The race of the vets.
5. In RB Anderson's excerpt in Chapter 1, what aspect of Vietnam does he claim non-vets do not understand?
(a) He believed in the mission.
(b) His tour was a blur.
(c) It was fun.
(d) The memories do not go away.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Grossman's Chapter 2 trajectory of increasingly violent media, where do children go after cartoons?
2. What experience described at the end of Chapter 2 caused guilt in Sol, a World War II vet who did not take part in killing?
3. Which of the following is not an item that aids in rationalization and acceptance as delineated at the beginning of Chapter 2?
4. According to Grossman in Chapter 4, who is manipulating the wills of American youth without their consent?
5. What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the strange story of the CIA guard at the end of Chapter 1?
2. Why was combat in Vietnam particularly dirty, as described in Chapter 2?
3. What are the three categories of atrocity as delineated in Chapter 1?
4. Describe the strange dichotomy between nudity and killing in Western culture?
5. What evidence does Grossman provide that violence among youth has increased dramatically since the 1950s?
6. What solution did the American military devise to deal with low firing rates in World War II?
7. What surprising insight into Vietnam does RB Anderson make in Chapter 1?
8. How does Grossman apply the killing process to the national mood in Chapter 2?
9. What factors does Grossman say are contributing to youth violence in Chapter 1?
10. Which essential qualities makes a role model desirable as listed in Chapter 4?
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