2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Test | 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. Israeli hardliners play up the power of the Arabs, lest others try to understand their ____________.

2. Israelis were disappointed that the Arab TV show wasn't broadcast in the West so that the viewers could see how _______ the Arabs are.

3. At this time of the first edition of this book, which flag was outlawed in terms of being permitted to be displayed?

4. A tiny number of Israelis understand ________, which leads to paranoia.

5. Shipler talks with several participants in a program called Interns for _______.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What leads to paranoia about what might be said by Arabs on the television or on the radio?

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

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

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

7. What does Shipler claim about Jerusalem at the time he and his family lived there in regards to its safety?

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

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

10. Why does the 12-year-old Palestinian in Jabalya have no past and no future, according to Shipler?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The description of another Holocaust taking place is shocking to many readers, but not to others.

Part 1: Do you believe that other Holocausts are occurring right now? Why or why not?

Part 2: How does the practice of Holocaust-like prison camps help a society?

Part 3: What does it say about society that Holocaust-like camps are still in existence?

Essay Topic 2

Children are taught from a young age to hate those who are not like them, with school lessons even talking about who to fear.

Part 1: Do you think it's right to teach children to fear a certain group of people? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think lessons about other races are necessary in schools? Why or why not?

Part 3: Are there ways to teach children about other races in an unbiased fashion? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The overall goal of the book seems to be to discuss whether peace is possible in an area with such a long history of war.

Part 1: Why do you think peace is still the goal of mankind?

Part 2: Do you think finding world peace is something that is possible? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the world would change if we were able to create world peace?

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