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

2. Shipler discusses censored passages from the ___________'s memoir shoring that the brutality was hardly unintentional.
(a) Army.
(b) Commander's wife.
(c) Field commander.
(d) Mayor.

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

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

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

6. _____________ is a nationalistic movement, whose political agenda is in continuity with the lamentation of the Jews exiled to Bablyon.
(a) Jihad.
(b) Zionism.
(c) Judaism.
(d) Muslim pride.

7. Rumors spread of a ___________ accomplice and foreign tourists fitting that description are rounded up for questioning.
(a) Caucasian male.
(b) Female.
(c) Child.
(d) Asian male.

8. Failing to understand the more reserved ____________ of the Ashkenazim, Arabs were unable to recognize authentic hospitality.
(a) Rules.
(b) Nature.
(c) Homes.
(d) Language.

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

10. Israeli authorities monitor ___________ prayers in the mosques, warning imams not to preach on controversial subjects.
(a) Wednesday.
(b) Tuesday.
(c) Friday.
(d) Monday.

11. A 1984 commuter bus hijacking occurred, but the Israeli military censors imposed a complete _____________.
(a) Press coverage.
(b) Blackout.
(c) Coverup.
(d) List of demands.

12. Some young upper class Arabs try to escape their _______ ways and try to emulate the West.
(a) Boring.
(b) Archaic.
(c) Ethnic.
(d) Backward.

13. Israelis were disappointed that the Arab TV show wasn't broadcast in the West so that the viewers could see how _______ the Arabs are.
(a) Fearsome.
(b) Subhuman.
(c) Talented.
(d) Beautiful.

14. The Lebanese women opposes a _________________ between Israel and Lebanon because this would result in an expansion of the Jewish state.
(a) War.
(b) Peace treaty.
(c) Compromise.
(d) Conversation.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Shipler describes life in the Dheisheh __________ on the occupied West Bank where every aspect of life instills militancy in youth.

2. Hartman states that biblical people are ______________, which can turn religion into a force of evil.

3. Shipler begins to describe the history of the Palestinian and the Israeli ________ to help the reader gain perspective.

4. There is a profound resentment that Arab youth are exempt from ____________, which gives them an advantage in the job market.

5. Jews can not necessarily deal with the idea that modern __________ Arabs do not fit into their stereotypes.

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