2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Test | Final 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. Shipler continues to find both groups of students hopefully ______________, trying to change their ways of thinking.

2. What do Jewish children respond happened at school on days when soldiers burst into their classroom?

3. It's interesting to note that both Arabs and Jews are actually ____________.

4. The Proclamation of Independence called for ________ inhabitants to preserve the peace and to build the new state as equals.

5. Palestinians assume that their schools, jobs, villages, and refugee camps are filled with _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Arabs know little about the Holocaust, according to Shipler?

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

3. What are the two dangers being seen in interracial mingling between Arabs and Jews?

4. Why do some Jews oppose any vote for Israeli-Arabs?

5. Why do the Bedouin light a small fire as soon as they stop in a given place?

6. What are almost all mixed marriages comprised of in terms of gender and religion?

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

8. Describe the conditions that Shipler found when he was allowed to go into Ansar.

9. What did the government pour millions of dollars into, thought they would not support Neve Shalom?

10. After 45 days of imprisonment and torture, what did the young Palestinian swore he had done during that time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What's perhaps most compelling about the divide between the Arabs and the Jews is its long, complex history.

Part 1: Why do you think the chasm between the Arabs and the Jews has lasted so long?

Part 2: How can someone stop a belief system which has been in place for centuries? Can they?

Part 3: Do you think it's possible to change thinking which has been indoctrinated into a culture?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Shipler himself questions how his feelings about Arabs might have changed if he were directly involved in an act of violence.

Part 1: Do you think being personally affected by violence would make you hate a certain group of people? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think revenge is ever a good motivator in times of war?

Part 3: Why do you think Shipler considers the idea of revenge as a motivator for him to hate the Arabs? Do you think he might harbor some hesitation?

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