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. Violence and counter violence have become not just byproducts of political battles, but also the origin of new __________.
(a) Terrorist acts.
(b) Directions.
(c) Rifts.
(d) Anger.

2. The author observes that a "great tangle of nonsense grows from a seed of __________."
(a) Understanding.
(b) Truth.
(c) Peace.
(d) Willingness.

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

4. Schools on both sides, Shipler says, continue to deal selectively with the creation of Israel, the ____________ of the conflict.
(a) Original sin.
(b) High point.
(c) Ending.
(d) Patient zero.

5. The opening of this chapter talks about the two day celebration of the Day of ____________.
(a) Remembrance.
(b) Honor.
(c) War.
(d) Souls.

6. Jews can not necessarily deal with the idea that modern __________ Arabs do not fit into their stereotypes.
(a) Wandering.
(b) Palestinian.
(c) Israeli.
(d) Muslim.

7. Shipler notes that _________ among Arabs is so high that it is unlikely that the virulent bigotry has much affect on Arabic minds.
(a) Religious practice.
(b) Nonchalance.
(c) Illiteracy.
(d) Peaceful aspiration.

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

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

10. A tiny number of Israelis understand ________, which leads to paranoia.
(a) Arabic.
(b) Cultural differences.
(c) Yiddish.
(d) History.

11. Acts of violence lead to ___________, worst case assumptions and calls for retribution.
(a) Talks.
(b) Committees.
(c) Speculation.
(d) Violence.

12. Shipler seeks to unravel the complexities of interaction by which the tiny minority of high-minded individuals strive to bridge the gap of ___________.
(a) Peace.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Religion.
(d) Ignorance.

13. There is fear, but also ________ in the way that Israeli Jews view the Arab.
(a) Fascination.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Terror.
(d) Intimidation.

14. Both sides, it seems to Shipler, have many ________, making a discussion of them all the more difficult.
(a) Children.
(b) Beliefs.
(c) Histories.
(d) Facets.

15. The colonel tells the woman that he agrees that the Palestinians deserve self - ____________.
(a) Determination.
(b) Controlled lands.
(c) Government.
(d) Service peace treaties.

Short Answer Questions

1. Liberal Jews speak of fears for the integrity of the ____________ enterprise.

2. When the enemy has no _______________, it makes the hatred and bigotry easier.

3. Israeli authorities monitor ___________ prayers in the mosques, warning imams not to preach on controversial subjects.

4. _____________ do not practice polygamy and enforce veiling of women as some Jews believe.

5. Sometimes, being ____________ is advantageous because there is no legacy of long standing antagonism.

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