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

2. The book decides to show revelations about an area of the world which is too easy to ______________.
(a) Marginalize.
(b) Forget.
(c) Mock.
(d) Stereotype.

3. An Egyptian girl tells Shipler how surprised she was to find ______________ so Middle Eastern.
(a) Ramallah.
(b) Nazareth.
(c) Baghdad.
(d) Tel Aviv.

4. Shipler traces _______ waves of settles, none of whom felt any mystical attraction to the land.
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

5. Israeli children grow up with the lasting impression that Arabs are a colorful, menacing _____________.
(a) Idiots.
(b) Bloodthirsy warriors.
(c) Bunch of savages.
(d) Breed apart.

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

7. Freij does not hate the ____________, just what they do: introduce foreign culture which contaminates the Arabs' ancient culture.
(a) Arabs.
(b) Jews.
(c) Foreigners.
(d) Terrorists.

8. 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.

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

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

11. Opinion polls in 2002 fluctuated around the 50% mark among Israelis over whether they could accept an independent ___________ state next door.
(a) Peaceful.
(b) Military.
(c) Israeli.
(d) Palestinian.

12. Shipler claims that at the time he and his family lived in Jerusalem, it was safer than _____________.
(a) Ramallah.
(b) Mogadishu.
(c) New York City.
(d) Chicago.

13. Rabbi David Hartman is a ___________ philosopher who states that religion is naturally reactionary.
(a) Muslim.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) Western.
(d) New Age.

14. The King Hussein of _______ vows to work for peace and for security in the area.
(a) Pakistan.
(b) Israel.
(c) Saudi Arabia.
(d) Jordan.

15. When the enemy has no _______________, it makes the hatred and bigotry easier.
(a) Face.
(b) Family.
(c) Honor.
(d) Name.

Short Answer Questions

1. Interviews with Palestinians showed disappointment with the efforts to improve the people's plight by the ____________________.

2. 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.

3. Wealthy Jews deride the Arabs as being ____________ and about being lazy.

4. There is too much bitterness between the Arabs and the Jews for them to generate ________ about themselves or each other.

5. Shipler focuses on the variety of ____________ at the Damascus Gate at the start of the book.

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