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 plans to reveal the broad forces in the area which contribute to ______________.
(a) Change.
(b) Peace.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Aversion.

2. Settlers also were determined to establish a purely ___________ way of life where they now resided.
(a) Arabic.
(b) Fundamentalist.
(c) Jewish.
(d) Monastic.

3. The Arab side if equally radicalized, but lacks a __________ for reason, like the Rabbi Hartman.
(a) Promise.
(b) Spokesman.
(c) Committment.
(d) Direction.

4. Some Arabs make an intellectual effort to discredit Jewish claims to _______________ in the land.
(a) Authentic heritage.
(b) Homes.
(c) Families.
(d) Places of worship.

5. Terrorism is meant to be ___________________, not intended to harm individual victims.
(a) Theater.
(b) Tremendous.
(c) A message.
(d) Bloody.

6. Israeli hardliners play up the power of the Arabs, lest others try to understand their ____________.
(a) Culture.
(b) Motives.
(c) Beliefs.
(d) Greed.

7. The twelve-year-old Palestinian notes that he has no ________ and no future.
(a) Dreams.
(b) Past.
(c) Sense of belonging.
(d) Home.

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

9. Shipler notes that a shift in tactics to assaults on select individuals backfired when applied to ___________ in the West Bank.
(a) Arab Muslims.
(b) Jews.
(c) Armies.
(d) Palestinians.

10. Children tend to parrot the generalizations they hear and see, thus all __________ are Kahane and all Jews kill Arabs in refugee camps.
(a) Rabbis.
(b) Children.
(c) Terrorists.
(d) Women.

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

12. Others charge that the Jews are agents of _______________, whether capitalistic or communist, and will distance Arabs from religious life.
(a) Bureacracy.
(b) Government.
(c) Change.
(d) Materialism.

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

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

15. There is too much bitterness between the Arabs and the Jews for them to generate ________ about themselves or each other.
(a) Treaties.
(b) Conversations.
(c) Stories.
(d) Jokes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Israeli children grow up with the lasting impression that Arabs are a colorful, menacing _____________.

2. Critics see no need to meet the enemy personally as they already know what ___________ are like.

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.

4. Shipler seeks to catalog the ___________ each side has of the other side.

5. Shipler deals with the Jewish stereotype that Arabs are violent, uncivilized ___________.

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