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

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

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

4. Schools on both sides, Shipler says, continue to deal selectively with the creation of Israel, the ____________ of the conflict.
(a) Patient zero.
(b) Original sin.
(c) Ending.
(d) High point.

5. The King Hussein of _______ vows to work for peace and for security in the area.
(a) Saudi Arabia.
(b) Jordan.
(c) Pakistan.
(d) Israel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Those who are citizens of _________ are less feared than those people in the West Bank.

2. Settlers also were determined to establish a purely ___________ way of life where they now resided.

3. Shipler describes how a _____________ prisoner was surprised when he could not discern any difference between a Sephardic and Ashkenazi guard.

4. _____________ is a nationalistic movement, whose political agenda is in continuity with the lamentation of the Jews exiled to Bablyon.

5. Elias Freij sees growing on the crest of the hills a new Jewish neighborhood, _________, whose architecture is not at all rooted in the land.

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Palestinians NOT do, even though many Jews say that they do?

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

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

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

5. What is the recurring theme in the examples that Shipler provides in terms of how the Arabs are portrayed in the media?

6. What happens when the Israelis grow too grand to perform manual labor in their society?

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

8. How are the Arab youth being affected by the actions of the Israeli police?

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

10. How do Jews seem to differentiate among Arabs according to survey data that Shipler examines?

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