From Beirut to Jerusalem 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. Where in Hama do the journalists stay during the fighting?
(a) They moved around to avoid the main fighting.
(b) Journalists were not allowed in Hama during the fighting.
(c) In the police station.
(d) In the Commodore Hotel.

2. Friedman says that Sharon is a classic example of what?
(a) Great military leadership.
(b) False leadership.
(c) Great leadership.
(d) True friendship.

3. Who is Amnon Shahak?
(a) Friedman's maid.
(b) Friedman's driver.
(c) Friedman's friend.
(d) Another foreign correspondent.

4. Where does the Beirut press congregate?
(a) The Commodore Hotel.
(b) The press room at the city hall.
(c) The UPI building.
(d) The press room at the police station.

5. What is the Syrian government's main goal for the attack on Hama?
(a) To quell the Muslim Brotherhood's rebellion.
(b) To run the local Hama government.
(c) To show how powerful they were.
(d) To take over the Muslim Brotherhood.

6. What do the Kahan Commission investigate?
(a) The Insraeli invasion of Beirut.
(b) The PLO.
(c) The Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
(d) The Sabra and Shatila massacre.

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

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

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

10. What group makes up the foundation of the Hezbollah?
(a) Shiites.
(b) Maronites.
(c) Druse.
(d) Egyptians.

11. Why does Friedman think Beirut is less important politically than psychologically as a news story?
(a) Because no one wants to live in Beirut.
(b) Because people never know when or where they might die.
(c) Because there are so many killings in Beirut.
(d) Because many people have moved out of Beirut.

12. Where does Friedman live in the U.S. when he first goes to the Middle East as a teenager?
(a) Wisconsin.
(b) Minnesota.
(c) Texas.
(d) Florida.

13. Where does the Palestine National Council meet in February, 1983?
(a) Athens.
(b) Beirut.
(c) Algiers.
(d) Jerusalem.

14. When Arafat takes over control of the PLO, what did he turn it into?
(a) A guerrilla movement.
(b) A pan-Arab economic movement.
(c) A Palestinian national movement.
(d) A local Lebanese movement.

15. In the chapter called The End of Something, where do the peace talks among the various Lebanese factions take place?
(a) Beirut, Lebanon.
(b) Cairo, Egypt.
(c) Lausanne, Switzerland.
(d) Washington, DC.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Green Line?

2. Where does much of Arafat's support come from?

3. Winner of the 1967 Six Day War?

4. When the civil war begins, what runs through the center of Beirut?

5. Where is the new headquarters for the PLO?

(see the answer keys)

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