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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Friedman spend a summer studying in college?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) Tel Aviv.
(c) Cairo.
(d) Haifa.

2. Who issues the correspondents their credentials they need to travel?
(a) The governments of the places where they travel.
(b) The police.
(c) Each of the different militias.
(d) The government in Beirut.

3. According to Friedman, why do Beirutis never develop a strong national government?
(a) Because they learn to take care of themselves on a neighborhood basis.
(b) Because they don't like the idea of giving up local control.
(c) Because there is not a strong national leader.
(d) Because they don't believe in a national government.

4. What is the subject Friedman gets his Master's degree in at Oxford?
(a) Creative writing.
(b) Middle Eastern history.
(c) Journalism.
(d) Jewish culture & history.

5. Where do correspondents in Beirut verify their facts?
(a) The police.
(b) There is no place to go.
(c) The local government.
(d) The news agency headquarters.

6. How many people do the Red Cross estimate were killed during the Sabra and Shatila massacre?
(a) 1,500-2,000.
(b) 2,500.
(c) 500-700.
(d) 800-1,000.

7. Who assassinates Gemayel in 1982?
(a) Israelis.
(b) Syrians.
(c) Palestinians.
(d) Beirutis.

8. Who epitomizes the mentality and attitude of the European Zionist?
(a) Menachem Begin.
(b) Yasir Arafat.
(c) Yacov Bar-Simantov.
(d) Ariel Sharon.

9. Approximately how long does the main fighting occur in Hama?
(a) About two days.
(b) About two months.
(c) About two years.
(d) About two weeks.

10. According to Friedman, by October, 1983, what do most Beirutis consider the Marines to be?
(a) A welcome help in rebuilding Beirut.
(b) Another militia group.
(c) An occupying force.
(d) Another political group.

11. Who organizes a peace march in April, 1984?
(a) The Sunnis.
(b) The Phalangists.
(c) Yasir Arafat.
(d) Iman Khalife.

12. Who calls for a Jihad against Assad?
(a) The Israelis.
(b) The Muslim Brotherhood.
(c) The local people in Hama.
(d) The PLO.

13. When do the Israelis pull out of the Shouf Mountains?
(a) July, 1983.
(b) August, 1983.
(c) October, 1983.
(d) September, 1983.

14. According to Friedman, which of the following is a relatively new concept for Middle Easterners?
(a) Authoritarian rule.
(b) Tribal loyalty.
(c) The nation state.
(d) Journalistic review.

15. In the chapter on Beirut, when does Friedman's Jewishness affect him?
(a) When he goes out to dinner.
(b) When he applies for an interview with Arafat.
(c) When he applies for travel credentials.
(d) When he looks for a fixer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year does the massacre at Hama occur?

2. What city do both Friedman and Arafat travel to?

3. In June, 1982, what major event does Friedman cover while living in Beirut?

4. Before 1984, what do many Beirutis attribute their problems to?

5. Over time, who does Friedman learn to want to talk to for his information?

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