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

2. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?
(a) Norman Bates.
(b) The Wolf Man.
(c) Dracula.
(d) Frankenstein.

3. Birth of a Nation is widely credited with increasing what?
(a) Movie sales.
(b) Military recruitment.
(c) The popularity of the Klan.
(d) The sale of fireworks.

4. In Chapter 3, Grossman says the western-style shooting games are similar to what?
(a) A police shooting training.
(b) A real wartime firefight.
(c) A carnival game.
(d) A paintball competition.

5. What is different about the way the way the hypothetical World War II and Vietnam vets returned home in Chapter 3?
(a) The number that are alive.
(b) The race of the vets.
(c) The amount of killing they were asked to do.
(d) The time it takes.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his anecdote of Chapter 2, what event elicited surprisingly violent action from Richard Heckler?

2. As described in Chapter 5, natural warriors are able to kill without what?

3. In Chapter 2, Grossman indicates that committing an atrocity can cause what within a group?

4. In Grossman's Chapter 2 trajectory of increasingly violent media, where do children go after cartoons?

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, what was the solution the American military's solution after World War II to many soldiers more willing to shoot?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. As described in Chapter 2, how do children progress through increasingly violent entertainment?

9. In Chapter 2, what does Grossman say an atrocity does to a combat unit's group dynamic?

10. According to Grossman, why do young people idolize entertainment figures more than police and politicians?

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