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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. At this time of the first edition of this book, which flag was outlawed in terms of being permitted to be displayed?
(a) Israeli.
(b) Palestinian.
(c) Both.
(d) Neither.

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

4. 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) Arab loving Jews.
(b) Terrorists.
(c) Arabs.
(d) Peace makers.

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

6. Westernized _________ tend to be the most susceptible to political radicalism.
(a) Jews.
(b) Lebanese.
(c) Arabs.
(d) Muslims.

7. The opening of the chapter depicts an incident which took place on King _________ Street in Jerusalem.
(a) George.
(b) Henry.
(c) Peter.
(d) Thomas.

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

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

10. "If you have ______________, you must find a way to make peace..."
(a) A question.
(b) An argument.
(c) An enemy.
(d) A problem.

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

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

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

14. Israeli Jews have mixed feelings about war's ________, whereas Arabs allow the Islamic concept of jihad.
(a) Violence.
(b) Morality.
(c) Necessity.
(d) Feasability.

15. The expulsion of all ____________ from the city is demanded as a result of the incident in Jerusalem.
(a) Tourists.
(b) Jews.
(c) Children.
(d) Arabs.

Short Answer Questions

1. A Syrian prisoner of war wept when he realized that the kibbutzim were not the ___________ he had 'known' them to be.

2. Shipler claims that at the time he and his family lived in Jerusalem, it was safer than _____________.

3. The official ___________ myth is that 700,000 Arabs fled their homes in 1948, freely giving up their rights.

4. Shipler fears that Arab youth are being affected by the Israeli ___________ using strong arm tactics in the presence of youth.

5. Rarely, Shipler notes, does terrorism become an effective tool as it quickly becomes _______________.

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