On Killing Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Dave Grossman (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 153 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

On Killing Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Dave Grossman (author)
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 153 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the On Killing Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did military analysts in World War II predict about the result of civilian bombings?
(a) Psychiatric casualties would be nonexistent.
(b) Psychiatric casualties would be equal to those with soldiers.
(c) Psychiatric casualties would be fewer than with soldiers.
(d) Psychiatric casualties would be worse than with soldiers.

2. In the study cited by Grossman at the end of Chapter 5, what stimulus was applied to test dogs?
(a) Loud noises.
(b) Rotten food.
(c) Extreme cold.
(d) Electric shocks.

3. Which Roman leader and writer does Grossman quote in Chapter 4?
(a) Tacitus.
(b) Claudius.
(c) Marcus Aurelius.
(d) Herodotus.

4. Early in Chapter 2, Grossman quotes a researcher who say that most soldier's relationship with their comrades are stronger than with whom?
(a) Themselves.
(b) Their parents.
(c) Their children.
(d) Their wives.

5. What great advance in military technology did Gustavus Adolphus create?
(a) The automatic rifle.
(b) The portable cannon.
(c) The black powder rifle.
(d) The chain gun.

6. Which of the following is not a contributing factor in determining whether a group easily unites in combat killing?
(a) The size of the group.
(b) The proximity of members in the group.
(c) The mean age of the group.
(d) The psychological bond among members of the group.

7. Which of the following is not a component of Group Absolution as delineated in Chapter 1?
(a) Intensity of support to kill.
(b) Age of group members.
(c) Legitimacy of group.
(d) Number in immediate group.

8. In Chapter 4, the story of the soldier who kills a young enemy and immediately breaks down crying takes place in what country?
(a) Israel.
(b) The Soviet Union.
(c) Korea.
(d) France.

9. In Chapter 7, an anonymous soldier compares what horrific incident to masturbation?
(a) The Cultural Revolution.
(b) The My Lai massacre.
(c) The Battle of Shiloh.
(d) The Katyn massacre.

10. What term does Grossman use in Chapter 6 to indicate the method one uses to kill in hand-to-hand-combat?
(a) Deflect and deliver.
(b) Breath and blood.
(c) Hard to soft.
(d) Always on top.

11. At the end of Chapter 4, what reason does Grossman give for the increase in firing and killing in recent wars?
(a) Military conditioning practices.
(b) Less close-raange combat.
(c) The end of the draft.
(d) New weapons technology.

12. What city did King Sennacherib destroy?
(a) Tehran.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Babylon.

13. What does Grossman cite at length in Chapter 5 as a perfect amalgamation of the effects of hate on psychological state?
(a) The Andersonville Prison.
(b) The Holocaust.
(c) The Hanoi HIlton.
(d) The Cambodian Killing Fields.

14. In combat, Grossman says in Chapter 4 that the two entities individuals most want to defend are what?
(a) Family and comrades.
(b) Self and country.
(c) Self and family.
(d) Self and comrades.

15. In regards to war, what group of people does Grossman say in Chapter 1 is most distanced in their decision-making?
(a) Petty officers.
(b) Contractors.
(c) Politicians.
(d) Generals.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of Chapter 4, what physical reaction to exhaustion and hunger does Grossman cite?

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

3. In the World War II stories of Chapter 4, what do soldiers do to avoid killing?

4. What fear did Saddam Hussein seize upon to hold on to power, as discussed in Chapter 2?

5. In Chapter 2, what civilian activity does Grossman use to illustrate the distance-guilt relationship?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 542 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the On Killing Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
On Killing from BookRags. (c)2024 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.