On Killing Test | Final Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does a soldier's guilt following an atrocity become completely unavoidable?
(a) When his side loses.
(b) When the war is a domestic conflict.
(c) When he is already depressed.
(d) When he returns to a peacetime situation.

2. What does Grossman credit with reducing the number of homicides in America in Chapter 1?
(a) Improved economic conditions.
(b) Community outreach.
(c) Gun control laws.
(d) Better medical technology.

3. Which of the following is not a factor contributing to a soldier's compliance in an atrocity mentioned in Chapter 5?
(a) Racial hatred.
(b) Group absolution.
(c) Fear of terrorism.
(d) Self-preservation.

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

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 3, what does the army use in rifle training?
(a) A human sillhouette.
(b) A picture of Osama bin Laden.
(c) A bulls-eye.
(d) A bowling pin.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Which of the following is not an example of an earlier, less-detrimental media monster listed in Chapter 2?

5. In Chapter 2, Grossman says the discussion of the killing process is most effective with which people?

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