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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What city do both Friedman and Arafat travel to?
(a) Amman, Jordan.
(b) Jerusalem, Israel.
(c) Athens, Greece.
(d) Damascus, Syria.

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

3. The Muslim Brotherhood receives support from groups centered in what cities?
(a) Hama and Aleppo.
(b) Beirut and Aleppo.
(c) Hama and Beirut.
(d) Hama and Damascus.

4. What is the Green Line?
(a) A line that surrounds the city of Beirut.
(b) A line that separates Israel and Lebanon.
(c) A line that separates East and West Beirut.
(d) A line that separates North and South Beirut.

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

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

7. Where had Friedman been before in the Middle East?
(a) Beirut.
(b) Ramallah.
(c) Tel Aviv.
(d) Cairo.

8. Over time, who does Friedman learn to want to talk to for his information?
(a) The police.
(b) The people who work in the hotel.
(c) The other journalists' fixers.
(d) The people who will not accept him in their clubs.

9. What are the names of the two major Israeli political parties at the time of the invasion?
(a) The Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.
(b) The Labor Party and the Liberal Party.
(c) The Likud Party and the Labor Party.
(d) The Likud Party and the Liberal Party.

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

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

12. Friedman wins a Pulitzer Prize for his report on what?
(a) The role of Arafat and the Palestine National Council.
(b) The role of Arafat and the PLO in Lebanon.
(c) The Sabra and Shatila massacre.
(d) The Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

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

14. After the PLO and Arafat leave Beirut, who is left in charge?
(a) Israelis.
(b) Israelis and Phalangists.
(c) Syrians.
(d) Phalangists.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Friedman, which of the following is a relatively new concept for Middle Easterners?

2. Where is Friedman when the Israelis invade Beirut?

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

4. When are the Marine barracks hit by a suicide truck bomb?

5. When do the Israelis pull out of the Shouf Mountains?

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