From Beirut to Jerusalem Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Friedman's wife leave Beirut?
(a) February, 1984.
(b) December, 1983.
(c) January, 1984.
(d) March, 1984.

2. In the late 1980s, approximately how many Israeli Jews immigrate to the United States?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 50,000.
(c) 100,000.
(d) 500,000.

3. Problems in the Middle East represent a dream that is what?
(a) Universal.
(b) Dying.
(c) Not giving hope to people.
(d) Giving hope to people.

4. What do each of Friedman's four different groups or categories of Jews believe in common?
(a) That the U.S. should support each group.
(b) That the other three will disappear in time.
(c) That Israel will grow bigger.
(d) That the Rabbis should govern Israel.

5. Who attacks the Friedman's on their way to lunch?
(a) Palestinian youth.
(b) Jewish youth.
(c) Disgruntled Americans.
(d) Lebanese youth.

6. Where is Rabbi Nota Schiller born and raised?
(a) Detroit.
(b) New York.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Israel.

7. Who is Friedman's own rabbi?
(a) Shimon Tsimhe.
(b) David Hartman.
(c) Ze'ev Chafets.
(d) Eliezer Waldman.

8. Many people are more familiar with the geography of Israel than they are of the geography of what?
(a) Europe.
(b) Africa.
(c) The U.S.
(d) Their own country.

9. Friedman believes there will be no serious negotiations in the Middle East until what happens?
(a) Until the parties forgive each other.
(b) Until the Israelis stop settling in the West Bank.
(c) Until the Palestinians stop their violence.
(d) Until the parties are ready to negotiate a settlement.

10. Why do the Israelis want to force the PLO out of Lebanon?
(a) Because they think the PLO causes unrest between Lebanon and Israel.
(b) Because they believe that the PLO is a military threat to Israel.
(c) Because they do not like Yasir Arafat.
(d) Because they think the Arabs in the settled lands will then have no voice to represent them.

11. What is the hang-up in most Arab-Israeli negotiations?
(a) Rhetoric.
(b) The issue of water.
(c) The issue of legitimate rights.
(d) The issue of religion.

12. What is special about the West Bank and Gaza Strip lands to the Israelis?
(a) They have mostly Israeli people living there.
(b) They offer a buffer between Israel and Jordan.
(c) They are rich in minerals.
(d) They represent the lands of biblical Israel.

13. When does Friedman leave Beirut for Jerusalem?
(a) June 1, 1984,
(b) May 1, 1984.
(c) July 1, 1984.
(d) April 1, 1984.

14. What goal do the Palestinians announce for the intifada?
(a) The beginning of a Palestinian state.
(b) The end to Israeli occupation.
(c) A Palestianian government.
(d) None.

15. What did the ancient Jews overcome so that they are today a symbol of hope?
(a) The lack of land.
(b) Weather.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Injustice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Friedman's next assignment after Jerusalem?

2. How long has Friedman been in Beirut when he decides to leave?

3. What is happening outside when Friedman decides to leave Beirut?

4. How does Friedman's wife leave Beirut?

5. What is the only Arab state that agrees to peace with the Israelis?

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