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

2. According to Grossman in Chapter 5, what component separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?
(a) Empathy.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Control.
(d) Charisma.

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

4. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman describe natural warriors' attitudes toward less aggressive colleagues?
(a) Protective.
(b) Contemptuous.
(c) Dismissive.
(d) Wary.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a point of the Weinberger Doctrine?

2. What does Grossman credit with reducing the number of homicides in America in Chapter 1?

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

4. To what does John Foster compare combat in Chapter 1?

5. In Chapter 2, what advice do German World War I vets give World War II recruits?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. In Chapter 6, what factors contribute to a soldier's decision to kill in the chart presented and discussed?

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

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

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

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