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. Rabbi Eliezer Waldman is the founder of what movement?
(a) East Bank settlement movement.
(b) West Bank settlement movement.
(c) Solidarity movement.
(d) Haradim movement.

2. Where is Friedman's next assignment after Jerusalem?
(a) London.
(b) New York.
(c) San Francisco.
(d) Washington, D.C.

3. In 1985, what carryover from the British Mandate days does the Israeli government resurrect?
(a) Exile.
(b) Execution.
(c) Administrative leave.
(d) Administrative detention.

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

5. Who is the candidate of the Likud Party in the national election in 1984?
(a) Shimon Peres.
(b) Yigal Allon.
(c) Yitzhak Rabin.
(d) Yitzhak Shamir.

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

7. When is Arafat forced to recognize Israel?
(a) At the Jabaliya refugee camp.
(b) At the UN General Assembly in Geneva in December, 1988.
(c) During the intifada.
(d) At the PNC meetings in November, 1988.

8. What is happening outside when Friedman decides to leave Beirut?
(a) Nothing, his neighborhood is quiet.
(b) There is fighting in the street.
(c) His neighborhood is being shelled.
(d) There is a riot in the street.

9. How does Friedman's wife leave Beirut?
(a) She is driven to Jerusalem.
(b) She is evacuated by helicopter.
(c) She flies home.
(d) She is evacuated by boat.

10. Which rabbi believes that Judaism is a way of life, not a bunch of ritualistic practices?
(a) David Hartman.
(b) Nota Schiller.
(c) Eliezer Waldman.
(d) Shimon Tsimhe.

11. How often is Friedman's neighborhood shelled?
(a) At least once a week.
(b) At least two-three times a week.
(c) Almost every night.
(d) At least once a month.

12. Who is the candidate of the Labor Party in the national election in 1984?
(a) Shimon Peres.
(b) Yitzhak Shamir.
(c) Golda Meir.
(d) Levi Eshkol.

13. When does Israel first become important to Friedman?
(a) When he becomes a reporter.
(b) When he writes an article on Israel in college.
(c) When he watches Walter Cronkite report on the Six Day War.
(d) When he goes to a kibbutz during high school.

14. When do the Peace Day strikes occur?
(a) November 21, 1987.
(b) December 21, 1987.
(c) November 21, 1988.
(d) January 21, 1988.

15. When does Friedman decide to leave Beirut?
(a) May, 1984.
(b) March, 1984.
(c) April, 1984.
(d) February, 1984.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Friedman's own rabbi?

2. According to Friedman, the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problem must be what kind of solution?

3. Who comes to power in Israel in 1977?

4. Israel has religious significance to what three religions?

5. What happens when the communications go dead after the PLO departure?

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