Study Guide

On Killing Quiz

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


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)


In Chapter 4, Grossman says that every veteran can immediately visualize his what? (from Section 8, Killing in America: What Are we Doing to Our Children? : Chapter 4, Social Learning and Role Models in the Media)


Which pessimistic philosopher does Grossman quote at the beginning of Chapter 5? (from Section 8, Killing in America: What Are We Doing to Our Children?: Chapter 5, The Resensitization of America)


In terms of effective leadership, what disadvantage do mercenaries and gang leaders have?


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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