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. Neve Shalom was conceived in 1970 as an ___________ community.

2. Shipler says that a powerful fear of the alleged sexual __________ of Arab men is intermixed with all of the other stereotypes Jews hold.

3. Shipler continues to find both groups of students hopefully ______________, trying to change their ways of thinking.

4. ____________ suffer more overt opposition from their parents than their partners do.

5. ___________ seems to grip the imaginations of Muslim students, according to Shipler.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Shipler find a striking similarity between when this chapter begins?

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

6. Why is sexual experimentation with Jewish girls attractive to Muslim males?

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

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

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

10. Why does Tala reject the idea of meeting again with Jewish teens?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Arabs were expelled from their lands in 1948 and since then have wanted to return home, causing conflict and hard feelings.

Part 1: Do you think it was right to banish the Arabs from their lands in the first place? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you think the Arabs have a right to go back to their homeland? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the expelled people must feel in a land which is not their own?

Essay Topic 2

A boy who did not agree with the anti-Arab bigotry in his school was called a traitor.

Part 1: Why do you think this Jewish boy was labeled a traitor?

Part 2: How else might the group have responded to the statement of the boy?

Part 3: Do you think the Jewish boy in today's world and in this classroom might face the same feedback? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What's interesting to note is that Shipler points out that not all groups are intolerant of others.

Part 1: Why do you think there is a perception that all religious groups have some sort of intolerance?

Part 2: Do you think it's fair to say that all Jews or all Arabs hate the other? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the groups might behave if they realized not everyone was intolerant of them?

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