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

2. The opening of this chapter talks about the two day celebration of the Day of ____________.
(a) Souls.
(b) Honor.
(c) War.
(d) Remembrance.

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

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

5. Shipler deals with the Jewish stereotype that Arabs are violent, uncivilized ___________.
(a) Men.
(b) Primitives.
(c) Fighters.
(d) Brutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Schools on both sides, Shipler says, continue to deal selectively with the creation of Israel, the ____________ of the conflict.

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

3. Israeli children grow up with the lasting impression that Arabs are a colorful, menacing _____________.

4. The official ___________ myth is that 700,000 Arabs fled their homes in 1948, freely giving up their rights.

5. Most Jews, even the well-educated and liberal ones, are so completely isolated from contact with _____________ that they can not fully understand the situation.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the ways in which Jews typically stereotype Arabs as noted in the book?

2. What are some of the ways in which the Israeli Jews see the Arabs, sometimes being disgusted and yet infatuated?

3. And finally, what is Shipler's third goal for this book and for the reading audience as a whole?

4. What does Shipler say a great tangle of nonsense grows from in this chapter?

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

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

7. What does Rabbi Hartman have to say about religion at the start of this chapter?

8. What happens because there is too much bitterness among Arabs and Jews, according to Shipler?

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

10. What does Shipler discuss as being the goal of terrorism amongst the Jews and Arabs?

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