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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. Terrorism is meant to be ___________________, not intended to harm individual victims.
(a) Theater.
(b) Tremendous.
(c) A message.
(d) Bloody.

2. A tiny number of Israelis understand ________, which leads to paranoia.
(a) Arabic.
(b) Yiddish.
(c) History.
(d) Cultural differences.

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

4. The opening at the beginning of the book is a wandering of the streets of ____________ from sunrise to high noon.
(a) Nazareth.
(b) Dubai.
(c) Istanbul.
(d) Jerusalem.

5. Through contact with individual __________, Arabs often soften their stance and realize the danger of their stereotyping.
(a) Arabs.
(b) Children.
(c) Jews.
(d) Insurgents.

Short Answer Questions

1. Children tend to parrot the generalizations they hear and see, thus all __________ are Kahane and all Jews kill Arabs in refugee camps.

2. The Lebanese women opposes a _________________ between Israel and Lebanon because this would result in an expansion of the Jewish state.

3. Shipler looks at the current textbooks and sees that there are no dialogues, just inflammatory ____________.

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

5. What is another name for the day on which the people honor the country's war dead?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do smugglers make sure that young Palestinians get in relation to the Jews?

2. Who did Shipler visit each time he went to Israel in 1993 and in 2001?

3. Why are there no statistics on the intermarriages between Arabs and Jews?

4. What did politicians do when a journalist documents forced expulsions from many parts of the country?

5. What is the contradiction in opinion that Jews have about Arabs and their work ethic?

6. What do children's texts and street jokes seem to depict the Jew as?

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

8. Why does the virulent bigotry in books, fiction and journalism not have much affect on the Arabs?

9. Unless a two state solution can be found, what will the population of Arabs to Jews be in the coming years?

10. What is a 13-year-old Jewish boy called when he says that he is upset with the anti-Arab bigotry in his school?

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