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On Killing Quiz

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

1.

According to Grossman in Chapter 3, why would racially and ethnically dominant rhetoric by American leaders have been unhelpful in the Iraq War? (from Section 4, An Anatomy of Killing: All Factors Considered: Chapter 3, Emotional Distance:)

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.

In Vietnam, about how many sniper rounds did it take to kill one enemy soldier? (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)

4.

What cold consolation for Vietnam vets does Grossman acknowledge in Chapter 2? (from Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 2, What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? The Rationalization of Killing and How it Failed in Vietnam)

5.

What percentage of the population qualifies as a natural warrior? (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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