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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. What unacceptable practice was included in military training in 1975?
(a) Rape.
(b) Torture of prisoners.
(c) Looting.
(d) Quick executions.

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

3. In Chapter 5, what is another profession Grossman mentions that natural warriors often enter besides the military?
(a) Professional sports.
(b) Law enforcement.
(c) Advertising.
(d) Construction.

4. What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner?
(a) He thought he was an American.
(b) He thought he escaped.
(c) He thought he killed him.
(d) He thought he was a relative.

5. According to Grossman in Chapter 1, which type of combatants are more prone than most to a powerful exhilaration stage?
(a) Fighter pilots.
(b) Marines.
(c) Navy seals.
(d) New grunts.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 4, what distinction does Grossman make between social learning and the previous two types of conditioning?

2. How does the rationalization of Ray, the Panama vet quoted at the end of Chapter 1, manifest itself?

3. In the beginning of Chapter 4, Grossman says the highest estimate for the number of Vietnam vets with PTSD is what?

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

5. What stigma constitutes a gray atrocity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What separates a natural warrior from a psychopath?

3. What is the Weinberger Doctrine?

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

5. What are the defining characteristics of a natural warrior?

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

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

8. What solution did the American military devise to deal with low firing rates in World War II?

9. In Chapter 5, how does Grossman illustrate the danger of refusing to take part in an atrocity?

10. How does Grossman explain murder-suicide in terms of the killing process in Chapter 2?

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