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

2. There is too much bitterness between the Arabs and the Jews for them to generate ________ about themselves or each other.
(a) Jokes.
(b) Stories.
(c) Treaties.
(d) Conversations.

3. Shipler examines both sides' abandonment of the common ____________ of the desert.
(a) Rules.
(b) Manners.
(c) Ethics.
(d) Culture.

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

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.
(a) Philo.
(b) Thera.
(c) Erza.
(d) Gilo.

Short Answer Questions

1. In response to the celebrations of the Israelis, the Arabs began to celebrate al-Nakba, which is translated to mean what?

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

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

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

5. A Syrian prisoner of war wept when he realized that the kibbutzim were not the ___________ he had 'known' them to be.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the official Israeli myth which is dissected in the book which Shipler has written?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Where does Shipler note that the stereotypes of Arabs are depicted in the everyday culture?

10. Why does the Arab side of the argument lack a spokesperson for reason?

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