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David K. Shipler
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Ignorance.
(c) Peace.
(d) Understanding.

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

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

5. A social studies teacher tells Shipler that the Jewish attitude is that 'we can do whatever we _________ with the Arabs."
(a) Want.
(b) Can.
(c) Desire.
(d) Like.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is dangerously high for the Arab population, causing concern for the Jewish inhabitants?

2. ____________ is comfortable to both sides as everyone knows unambiguously whom to hate.

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads to paranoia about what might be said by Arabs on the television or on the radio?

2. What happens when some of the people retreat to dogmatism in their thinking about the enemy?

3. What do some scholars with whom Shipler speaks say in regards to most Muslims' understanding of their own book?

4. Shipler discusses the naivety of what official Israeli strategy as a means of evaporating Palestinian national aspirations?

5. Where was Shipler wandering in the streets at the start of this book and its narrative?

6. What is the first goal of Shipler as he strives to create a main discussion for this book?

7. What does Freij tell Shipler about his feelings of the Jews in regards to culture?

8. What does Shipler mean when he discusses the idea of 'culture of the desert'?

9. What does Shipler explain about the Middle Easterners and what they have felt they need to do?

10. What is the second goal of Shipler for this book and for the understanding of the reader?

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