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. _________ work is frequently found in juvenile literature for Jews, reinforcing stereotypes.
(a) Arab.
(b) Dirty.
(c) Lazy.
(d) Savage.

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

3. A Lebanese woman opposed her father's speech, thanking the ___________ for liberating them from the PLO.
(a) Israeli army.
(b) Terrorists.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Arab army.

4. 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) Lebanese.
(c) Arabic.
(d) Jewish.

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

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

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

8. 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) Beautiful.
(b) Fearsome.
(c) Subhuman.
(d) Talented.

9. Shipler talks with several participants in a program called Interns for _______.
(a) Blessings.
(b) Convergence.
(c) Witnessing.
(d) Peace.

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

11. The author observes that a "great tangle of nonsense grows from a seed of __________."
(a) Willingness.
(b) Peace.
(c) Truth.
(d) Understanding.

12. Shipler concludes that only one side celebrates the liberation of _______________.
(a) Ansar.
(b) Dubai.
(c) Ramallah.
(d) Jerusalem.

13. Shipler seeks to unravel the complexities of interaction by which the tiny minority of high-minded individuals strive to bridge the gap of ___________.
(a) Religion.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Peace.
(d) Ignorance.

14. Shipler explains that Middle Easterners have always felt the need to pigeonhole new acquaintances by their __________.
(a) Religion.
(b) Appearance.
(c) Cleanliness.
(d) Skin color.

15. During the takeover of the West Bank and Jerusalem in 1967, Arabs were surprised by how ___________ they were treated.
(a) Humanely.
(b) Indifferently.
(c) Cruelly.
(d) Harshly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Shipler plans to reveal the broad forces in the area which contribute to ______________.

2. The book decides to show revelations about an area of the world which is too easy to ______________.

3. It is believed that ______________ changed the Jews.

4. There is too much bitterness between the Arabs and the Jews for them to generate ________ about themselves or each other.

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

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