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Elias Chacour
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Elias begin to write?
(a) A book about a boy and how he finds peace.
(b) Letters to the leaders of Palestine.
(c) A fictionalized account of the horrors of Zionism.
(d) Letters to Jesus.

2. How much are the Palestinians that are removed from their land compensated?
(a) One cow per acre.
(b) They are compensated fairly but they do not want to move.
(c) Nothing.
(d) One goat per acre.

3. What do the Zionist soldiers tell the people of Biram?
(a) That the villagers are in no danger.
(b) That the Irgun will soon be arriving.
(c) That the Irgun want to buy their land for a fair price.
(d) That the Zionist soldiers would soon leave.

4. What does Michael not want Elias to believe?
(a) That he is in a position of privilege.
(b) That the only solution is capituation.
(c) That he is being sent away because they have too many children to feed.
(d) That the only solution is war.

5. What sort of stories does Elias's mother teach him?
(a) Stories about Mohammed and Abraham.
(b) Stories of her childhood in another country.
(c) Bible stories.
(d) Stories about the history of the Arabs.

6. What causes the villagers anxiety?
(a) That the earthquake may have relocated part of the artisian system.
(b) That the British will no longer help their village.
(c) That it is soldiers and not civilians coming to the village.
(d) That the British will take their improvements when they leave.

7. Why do the Arab villages through which the men of Biram travel offer no help?
(a) They have nothing to offer the men.
(b) They think the Zionist deserve the land.
(c) They are afraid for their own safety.
(d) They think they are thieves.

8. What is frustrating to Elias?
(a) That the Jewish Supreme Court still refuses to hear Michael's petition.
(b) That he is not home where he should be helping his father.
(c) An intellectual approach to Biblical study.
(d) That his village is still not rebuilt.

9. What is Elias's schedule like in Nazareth?
(a) Fairly relaxed.
(b) Tough but flexible.
(c) Strict and rigorous.
(d) Quite easy.

10. Where does Elias go?
(a) To the United States.
(b) To an orphanage.
(c) To Jerusalem to study.
(d) To Saudi Arabia to study.

11. Who is Faraj Nakhleh?
(a) Michael's brother-in-law.
(b) A fellow student with Elias.
(c) The man Elias's sister wants to marry.
(d) Elias's uncle by marriage.

12. What do Elias and Faraj find lacking in their rather clinical studies?
(a) Spirituality.
(b) A sense of community.
(c) A sense of awe.
(d) Depth of knowledge by the teachers.

13. What does Faraj say is the problem with Western theology?
(a) That it is exclusive.
(b) The belief that God is impersonal.
(c) The idea that man is equal to God.
(d) The idea of man being the center of all things.

14. Why do they end up in Paris?
(a) They want out of the Middle East and it is the only option at the moment.
(b) The French are interested in helping the native Palestinians regain their land.
(c) They are unable to go to their original destination.
(d) They are offered full scholarships to law school there.

15. Why is Elias often punished at his new school?
(a) For aruging with the law professors.
(b) For aruging against the Zionist.
(c) For breaking rules and disagreeing with doctrine.
(d) For refusing to do his school work.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the second Supreme Court rule?

2. When do the British withdraw from Palestine completely?

3. What does the Israeli Supreme Court rule when the elders of Biram file a petition for permission to return to their homes?

4. What does Elias realize that warm afternoon?

5. How did the native Jewish inhabitants feel about the actions of the Zionists?

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