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

2. _____________ do not practice polygamy and enforce veiling of women as some Jews believe.
(a) Foreigners.
(b) Iraqis.
(c) Israeli-Jews.
(d) Palestinians.

3. A 13-year-old __________ boy is upset by the anti-Arab bigotry and is called a traitor, a PLO supporter and a communist.
(a) Nazarean.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Lebanese.
(d) Arabic.

4. In response to the celebrations of the Israelis, the Arabs began to celebrate al-Nakba, which is translated to mean what?
(a) The Catastrophe.
(b) The Peace Cry.
(c) The Celebration.
(d) The Witness.

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

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

7. Shipler notes that _________ among Arabs is so high that it is unlikely that the virulent bigotry has much affect on Arabic minds.
(a) Religious practice.
(b) Peaceful aspiration.
(c) Nonchalance.
(d) Illiteracy.

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

9. What is dangerously high for the Arab population, causing concern for the Jewish inhabitants?
(a) Rape rate.
(b) Death rate.
(c) Violence rate.
(d) Birth rate.

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

11. Shipler describes how a _____________ prisoner was surprised when he could not discern any difference between a Sephardic and Ashkenazi guard.
(a) Lebanese.
(b) Jewish.
(c) African.
(d) Palestinian.

12. Acts of violence lead to ___________, worst case assumptions and calls for retribution.
(a) Speculation.
(b) Talks.
(c) Committees.
(d) Violence.

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

14. As of the 2002 postscript, there is no lessening of the __________ desire to return to their homes.
(a) Jewish.
(b) Israeli.
(c) Government's.
(d) Arab.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only integrated community in Israel, according to this chapter?

2. Israeli Jews have mixed feelings about war's ________, whereas Arabs allow the Islamic concept of jihad.

3. The Arab side if equally radicalized, but lacks a __________ for reason, like the Rabbi Hartman.

4. Rumors spread of a ___________ accomplice and foreign tourists fitting that description are rounded up for questioning.

5. The college age Palestinian who was caught by Israeli patrol feared ___________, but experienced something different.

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