2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Shipler focuses on the variety of ____________ at the Damascus Gate at the start of the book.
(a) Life.
(b) Pain.
(c) Children.
(d) Sadness.

2. The official Israeli strategy is to destroy the ___________ as a means of evaporating Palestinian national aspirations.
(a) Government.
(b) PLO.
(c) Media coverage.
(d) Schools.

3. The opening at the beginning of the book is a wandering of the streets of ____________ from sunrise to high noon.
(a) Istanbul.
(b) Dubai.
(c) Nazareth.
(d) Jerusalem.

4. The __________ are the Zionists who founded Israel and control the government.
(a) Israelites.
(b) Sihhphi.
(c) Ashkenazim.
(d) Sephardim.

5. _________ work is frequently found in juvenile literature for Jews, reinforcing stereotypes.
(a) Lazy.
(b) Savage.
(c) Dirty.
(d) Arab.

6. Shipler talks with several participants in a program called Interns for _______.
(a) Witnessing.
(b) Blessings.
(c) Peace.
(d) Convergence.

7. The Lebanese women opposes a _________________ between Israel and Lebanon because this would result in an expansion of the Jewish state.
(a) Compromise.
(b) Peace treaty.
(c) Conversation.
(d) War.

8. The Jewish feel that the Arabs understand only a language of __________ and soft-handed policies will fail.
(a) Peace.
(b) Force.
(c) Cowardice.
(d) Pity.

9. A journalist states that ______ are so used to having enemies that hey are suspicious when someone tries to be their friend.
(a) Arabs.
(b) Armies.
(c) Jews.
(d) Women.

10. ___________ arguments carry little weight, even among extreme West Bank settlers.
(a) Academic.
(b) Government.
(c) Biblical.
(d) Theoretical.

11. The college age Palestinian who was caught by Israeli patrol feared ___________, but experienced something different.
(a) Retribution.
(b) Indoctrination.
(c) Torture.
(d) Slaughter.

12. The Arab-Israeli dispute is _________, but fundamentalism fans the flames.
(a) Quiet.
(b) Secular.
(c) Calm.
(d) Simple.

13. The 2002 _____________ shows that the area in the Middle East is growing steadily more complex and explosive.
(a) Prelude.
(b) Peace treaty.
(c) Postscript.
(d) Promise.

14. Shipler realizes there is no _____________ Israel or Palestine.
(a) Monolithic.
(b) Peaceful.
(c) Paleolithic.
(d) Ideal.

15. Shipler does admit to finding much _______________ among the Arabs he visits, but little of the systematic vindictiveness described in the previous chapter.
(a) Bitterness.
(b) Agreement.
(c) Rage.
(d) Happiness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shipler concludes that only one side celebrates the liberation of _______________.

2. A 13-year-old __________ boy is upset by the anti-Arab bigotry and is called a traitor, a PLO supporter and a communist.

3. Shipler seeks to examine the interlocking ______________ that Jews and Arabs use to categorize each other.

4. What is the only integrated community in Israel, according to this chapter?

5. Shipler begins to describe the history of the Palestinian and the Israeli ________ to help the reader gain perspective.

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