2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

David K. Shipler
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Others charge that the Jews are agents of _______________, whether capitalistic or communist, and will distance Arabs from religious life.

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

3. Shipler realizes there is no _____________ Israel or Palestine.

4. A 1984 commuter bus hijacking occurred, but the Israeli military censors imposed a complete _____________.

5. When the enemy has no _______________, it makes the hatred and bigotry easier.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the things which the Israelis have done for the Sinai Bedouin?

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

3. What happens as a result of rumors being spread of a female accomplice in the hostage situation at the start of the chapter?

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

5. Why it is sometimes advantageous to be an outsider, according to Shipler?

6. Why was the rise of Islam the most significant external influence on the Jews, according to Shipler?

7. What does the Proclamation of Independence call on Arabs to do?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Palestinians assume all groups and organizations are filled with informants.

Part 1: Why do the Palestinians feel they have to be suspicious of everyone around them?

Part 2: Do you think the Palestinians' paranoia is well-founded? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you feel about those around you on an everyday basis? Are there spies around you?

Essay Topic 2

Those who do not live in the Middle East may not know what truly happens in the area unless the media shows them a picture or tells a story.

Part 1: Do you believe that all media sources can be trusted to have an unbiased view of the Middle East? Why or why not?

Part 2: How might someone find an unbiased viewpoint of things which do not go on in their local area?

Part 3: Why do you think some countries enforce blackouts about things which happen in their lands?

Essay Topic 3

When you first read the title of this book, you were probably hit with a few images of each of these groups, whether accurate or not.

Part 1: Why do you think Arabs are perceived the way that they are?

Part 2: Why do you think Jews are perceived the way that they are?

Part 3: Why do you think you have certain images which come up in your mind when you hear the group names?

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