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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. A witty Palestinian claimed he was a victim of ___________ when targeted by anti-Arab bigotry.

2. Where do the women on the radio program and her new partner meet during competing demonstrations?

3. Prime Minister Begin says the __________ is intent on a second genocide against the Jewish people.

4. Israel keeps no statistics on ____________, according to Shipler's findings.

5. A publication in 1950 said that so many Christians had converted to Islam over the years that ________ blood was an acceptable substitute.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

While the Arabs and the Jews may have many issues with each other, they also seem to affect each other's lives in positive ways.

Part 1: Do you think that Arabs and Jews share commonalities? Why or why not?

Part 2: How have the Jews affected the lives of the Arab people?

Part 3: How have the Arabs affected the lives of the Jewish people?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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