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On Killing Quiz

Dave Grossman (author)
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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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? (from Section 6, The Killing Response Stages: What Does It Feel Like to Kill? : Chapter 2, Applications of the Model: Murder-Suicides, Lost Elections and Thoughts of Insanity)

2.

What mistaken impression did the ex-CIA officer whose story appears at the end of Chapter 1 have about his prisoner? (from Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 1, Desensitization and Conditioning in Vietnam: Overcoming the Resistance to Killing)

3.

Early in Chapter 2, Grossman quotes a researcher who say that most soldier's relationship with their comrades are stronger than with whom? (from Section 4, An Anatomy of Killing: All Factors Considered: Chapter 2, Group Absolution:)

4.

According to Grossman in Chapter 2, what do POW executions do to an enemy? (from Section 5, Killing and Atrocities: No Honor Here, No Virtue : Chapters 1-4)

5.

According to Grossman in Chapter 5, what component separates a natural warrior from a psychopath? (from Section 4, An Anatomy of Killing: All Factors Considered: Chapter 5, Aggressive Disposition of the Killer: Avengers, Conditioning and The 2 Percent Who Like It)

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