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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Friedman says that a reporter must understand his subject but he must also be what?
(a) Subjective.
(b) Critical.
(c) Knowledgeable.
(d) Objective.

3. What are the two worlds Friedman feels he has been traveling during his entire life?
(a) Israeli and Egyptian.
(b) Arab and Israeli.
(c) Egyptian and Syrian.
(d) Arab and Egyptian.

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

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

6. According to Friedman, what do the Americans believe is the Lebanese problem?
(a) The number of political parties in Lebanon.
(b) The number of militias in Lebanon.
(c) The weakness of the Lebanese government.
(d) The lack of Lebanese military strength.

7. Which of the following is a function that the Lebanese fixer performs?
(a) He knows where to get food.
(b) He knows how to avoid the fighting.
(c) He knows how to fix mechanical things, such as cars.
(d) He knows who to bribe and for how much.

8. What Lebanese political party helps the Israelis during the occupation?
(a) None of them.
(b) The Republicans.
(c) The Phalangists.
(d) The Conservatives.

9. What characteristic of Friedman makes him unique among the Beirut correspondents?
(a) He is Jewish.
(b) He speaks only English.
(c) He is American.
(d) He has red hair.

10. What does Begin do after his wife's death in November 1983?
(a) Moves to Beirut.
(b) Resigns from government.
(c) Spends time in a kibbutz.
(d) Goes to the United States.

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

12. What does Friedman say becomes a more threatening problem than Arafat?
(a) Syrian military force.
(b) Maronites.
(c) Lebanese activism.
(d) Islamic fundamentalism.

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

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

15. When do the Israelis begin to withdraw from Lebanon?
(a) September, 1983.
(b) May, 1983.
(c) January, 1983.
(d) November, 1983.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is one of the most famous fixers in Beirut?

2. What is the Green Line?

3. The Commodore Hotel acts as a fixer to what group of people?

4. Who organizes a peace march in April, 1984?

5. According to Friedman, how do the people who remain in Beirut cope with the stress?

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