By the Rivers of Babylon Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ahmed Rish say will be his first act upon landing?
(a) Killing all the Concord 02 passengers.
(b) Killing those who disobey him.
(c) Killing Teddy Laskov.
(d) Killing Jacob Hausner.

2. How does Nuri Salameh feel about the work of sabotage he had done?
(a) It is a defense of the downtrodden.
(b) It is an act of justice.
(c) It is a blow against Israel.
(d) It is a great sin.

3. How many assailants are there, according to the captive?
(a) Seven hundred and fifty.
(b) One hundred fifty.
(c) Three hundred.
(d) Five hundred.

4. Why does the guarantee not apply to the Arab members of the peace delegation?
(a) They are too valuable as hostages.
(b) As Muslims, they can expect no mercy for betraying their countrymen.
(c) They are too important as informants.
(d) They will automatically be freed.

5. Why does Ahmed Rish slap Jacob Hausner?
(a) The slap cancels the insult of Jacob Hausner's slapping Ahmed Rish years before.
(b) The slap is a signal to the other assailants.
(c) The slap is an accident, a violation of his promise to control his anger.
(d) The slap reminds Jacob Hausner of who is in charge of the situation.

6. What does the intruding plane inform the Concordes?
(a) There are radio-controlled bombs aboard each plane.
(b) There are radio-controlled missiles aimed at each plane.
(c) There are suicide bombers aboard each plane.
(d) There are terrorists aboard each plane.

7. Who does Jacob Hausner say is the most important speaker in the group meeting?
(a) The captured assailant.
(b) The defense minister.
(c) The rabbi.
(d) The military attaché.

8. What is pilot David Becker counting as he flies?
(a) How many escorts are in view.
(b) How many refuelings the flight will require.
(c) How many flight miles he has left before New York.
(d) How many more takeoffs and landings he will perform.

9. To whom had the hill above the airport belonged before the Six-Day War?
(a) Palestine.
(b) Syria.
(c) Jordan.
(d) Israel.

10. What does Isaiah prophecy will be the fate of Babylon?
(a) It will never again conquer the Jews.
(b) It will never again be remembered.
(c) It will never again be inhabited.
(d) It will be conquered by Assyrians.

11. What does Benjamin Dobkin deduce from the fact that the radios have been jammed?
(a) They're going to be killed.
(b) There will be a news release.
(c) They're going to a secret destination.
(d) The transmitters are inoperational.

12. Why is Jacob Hausner able to take charge of the defenders?
(a) He was chosen by vote.
(b) He has the highest civilian standing.
(c) He commands the only trained fighters in the group.
(d) He has the highest military standing.

13. Why is Miriam Bernstein excited about what the day will bring?
(a) She is looking forward to a good breakfast.
(b) She has fallen in love with Teddy Laskov.
(c) An Arab-Israeli peace conference is beginning.
(d) She is meeting her old friend Abdel Majid Jabari.

14. Why does the rabbi tell Jacob Hausner the religious observances are important?
(a) They are important for appearances.
(b) They are important for spirituality.
(c) They are important for morale.
(d) They are important for unity.

15. What does Asher Avidar decide to do in response to the attacker's commands?
(a) Bargain for a separate peace.
(b) Try to outrun them under cloud cover.
(c) Duck below them.
(d) Fire on them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has secured Babylon's place in history?

2. What is the rabbi's concern about the Concorde flight?

3. What is the second miracle Ahmed Rish says Jews experienced in Babylon?

4. What does Peter Kahn see as his mission?

5. What does Teddy Laskov want to know from Miriam Bernstein?

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