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. Interviews with Palestinians showed disappointment with the efforts to improve the people's plight by the ____________________.
(a) Arab Nations.
(b) European mediation.
(c) Oslo Convention.
(d) Palestinian Authority.

2. Shipler wonders whether if his son had been killed during the incident if he would have hated all ____________ and craved revenge.
(a) Tourists.
(b) Arabs.
(c) Jews.
(d) Whites.

3. Most Jews, even the well-educated and liberal ones, are so completely isolated from contact with _____________ that they can not fully understand the situation.
(a) Terrorists.
(b) Arab loving Jews.
(c) Arabs.
(d) Peace makers.

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

5. Power is decidedly one sided - _________ have it and the ____________ do not.
(a) Jews; Arabs.
(b) Both; both.
(c) Neither; neither.
(d) Arabs; Jews.

6. Rarely, Shipler notes, does terrorism become an effective tool as it quickly becomes _______________.
(a) Unorganized.
(b) Violent.
(c) Routine.
(d) Simple.

7. Shipler deals with the Jewish stereotype that Arabs are violent, uncivilized ___________.
(a) Men.
(b) Brutes.
(c) Fighters.
(d) Primitives.

8. But wealthy Jews also detest Arabs for being ___________ in attitude when they are regularly employed.
(a) Bold.
(b) Positive.
(c) Negative.
(d) Uppity.

9. Sometimes, being ____________ is advantageous because there is no legacy of long standing antagonism.
(a) An outsider.
(b) A woman.
(c) Jewish.
(d) Arabic.

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

11. Shipler ends the chapter by talking about the treatment of battle ______________ that afflicted many of the Israeli soldiers who fought in Lebanon.
(a) Wounds.
(b) Fatigue.
(c) Infections.
(d) Flu.

12. Wealthy Jews deride the Arabs as being ____________ and about being lazy.
(a) Dirty.
(b) Mannerless.
(c) Brash.
(d) Uncouth.

13. In response to the celebrations of the Israelis, the Arabs began to celebrate al-Nakba, which is translated to mean what?
(a) The Catastrophe.
(b) The Celebration.
(c) The Peace Cry.
(d) The Witness.

14. A social studies teacher tells Shipler that the Jewish attitude is that 'we can do whatever we _________ with the Arabs."
(a) Like.
(b) Can.
(c) Want.
(d) Desire.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Schools on both sides, Shipler says, continue to deal selectively with the creation of Israel, the ____________ of the conflict.

2. Shipler notes that _________ among Arabs is so high that it is unlikely that the virulent bigotry has much affect on Arabic minds.

3. The labeling on ___________ published by both sides in textbooks continues to make clear that neither side yet accepts the reality that neither can covet the whole of the land.

4. To improve the condition of the _________ would lesson the tension necessary to achieve statehood.

5. Shipler traces _______ waves of settles, none of whom felt any mystical attraction to the land.

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