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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Friedman analyzes Hama from different perspectives. What is one of these perspectives?
(a) Tradition of tribes.
(b) Tradition of loyalism.
(c) Tradition of religion.
(d) Tradition of brotherhood.

2. When do the Marines leave Beirut for the first time?
(a) January, 1982.
(b) August, 1982.
(c) October, 1982.
(d) September, 1982.

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

4. Winner of the 1967 Six Day War?
(a) Palestinians.
(b) Syrians.
(c) Israelis.
(d) Lebanese.

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

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

7. In June, 1982, what major event does Friedman cover while living in Beirut?
(a) The US/Palestinian conference.
(b) The Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
(c) The Palestinian invasion of Israel.
(d) The Israeli/Palestianian conference.

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

9. As he is preparing to leave Beirut, how many civil wars does Friedman say are going on?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

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

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

12. According to Friedman, how do the people who remain in Beirut cope with the stress?
(a) They make up their own mind games or find ways to separate themselves from the victims.
(b) They stay inside and board up their homes so they don't see what is happening.
(c) They keep themselves busy with their jobs.
(d) They meet in small groups and discuss ways to cope.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Friedman, what do the Americans believe is the Lebanese problem?

2. Why do many of the local Beirutis think that Friedman is privy to information?

3. Where is Arafat born?

4. Who is Amnon Shahak?

5. What is the Syrian government's main goal for the attack on Hama?

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