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. Elias Freij sees growing on the crest of the hills a new Jewish neighborhood, _________, whose architecture is not at all rooted in the land.
(a) Thera.
(b) Philo.
(c) Gilo.
(d) Erza.

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

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

4. Shipler seeks to catalog the ___________ each side has of the other side.
(a) Uses.
(b) Images.
(c) Cultures.
(d) Education.

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

6. ____________ is comfortable to both sides as everyone knows unambiguously whom to hate.
(a) Bigotry.
(b) Peace.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Government.

7. The __________ are the Zionists who founded Israel and control the government.
(a) Sihhphi.
(b) Israelites.
(c) Sephardim.
(d) Ashkenazim.

8. __________ abounds on both sides, established by decades of war and terror, and individuals vary in how bigoted or tolerant they are.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Terrorism.
(c) Prejudice.
(d) Worry.

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

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

11. The Arab-Israeli dispute is _________, but fundamentalism fans the flames.
(a) Calm.
(b) Simple.
(c) Secular.
(d) Quiet.

12. Power is decidedly one sided - _________ have it and the ____________ do not.
(a) Both; both.
(b) Arabs; Jews.
(c) Neither; neither.
(d) Jews; Arabs.

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

14. Wealthy Jews deride the Arabs as being ____________ and about being lazy.
(a) Dirty.
(b) Uncouth.
(c) Brash.
(d) Mannerless.

15. Critics see no need to meet the enemy personally as they already know what ___________ are like.
(a) Arabs.
(b) Tourists.
(c) Foreigners.
(d) Jews.

Short Answer Questions

1. Both sides are represented by the stories of families reaching back in the disputed __________ for generations.

2. Israelis were disappointed that the Arab TV show wasn't broadcast in the West so that the viewers could see how _______ the Arabs are.

3. Westernized _________ tend to be the most susceptible to political radicalism.

4. Rabbi David Hartman is a ___________ philosopher who states that religion is naturally reactionary.

5. To improve the condition of the _________ would lesson the tension necessary to achieve statehood.

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