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On Killing Quiz

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

1.

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)

2.

What do most historians agree was the key to the Roman military model's success?

3.

Which of the following is a reason Grossman gives at the beginning of Chapter 5 for why young men are susceptible to conditioning? (from Section 8, Killing in America: What Are We Doing to Our Children?: Chapter 5, The Resensitization of America)

4.

In Chapter 1, what weapon does Grossman use as an example of a homemade killing implement? (from Section 7, Killing in Vietnam: What Have We Done to Our Soldiers? : Chapter 5, What are We Doing to Our Children?)

5.

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)

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