War Unit Anticipation Guide
Name _____________________________________________________ Date _________________
Directions: Place the letter A for Agree, and D for Disagree next to each item below.
__________1. All wars are usually justly fought.
__________2. The decision to go to war is usually made as a just decision.
__________3. Most nations go to war to gain power, land, or wealth.
__________4. A major cause of war is the conflict between freedom and tyranny.
__________5. Ordinary people bear often bear a greater share of the human cost of war than leaders.
__________6. Poets, artists, musicians, and filmmakers create images celebrating the glories of war.
__________7. The human imagination is captivated by heroism and the horrors of war.
__________8. Nothing good comes out of war.
__________9. There are more books written and movies produced about war rather than about peace.
_________10. Alienation, apathy, and boredom often lead to violence.
_________11. Larger countries have a duty to step in and assist weaker nations if they are attacked.
_________12. A reasonable peace-loving soldier can be persuaded to commit devastating war crimes.
_________13. Do you agree with this statement by Bertrand Russell, “Nobody minds a war once in a
while if it doesn’t last too long and isn’t in your own neighborhood”?
_________14. People become closer when war is being waged.
_________15. Civilians on the Home Front should sacrifice and give up the luxuries of life to support
the war effort.
_________16. Combatants should never involve non-combatants (civilians) while waging war.
_________17. Bystanders (those who witness war, but ignore it) are just as guilty as those who wage
_________18. All men and women in our country have a duty to serve our country in a time of war.
_________19. Women should not have to go to war.