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. What moment of covering the news in Beirut sticks out in Friedman's mind?
(a) The bombing of the Marine barracks.
(b) The PLO departure when he misses his deadline.
(c) His arrival in Beirut.
(d) The evacuation of Americans in February 1984.

2. In the U.S., how do Jews define their Jewish identity?
(a) By their relationship to Israel.
(b) By their synagogue affiliation.
(c) By their rabbi.
(d) By their place of birth.

3. How long has Friedman been in Beirut when he decides to leave?
(a) 10 years.
(b) 4 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 9 years.

4. Who does Friedman believe will have to provide for the Palestinian security in any settlement?
(a) Jordan.
(b) Israelis.
(c) Palestinians themselves.
(d) Arabs.

5. How many goals do Jewish leaders have after the end of World War II?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) One - a Jewish state.

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

7. Where is Friedman when he decides to leave Beirut?
(a) In his car.
(b) In a bathroom.
(c) In a bar.
(d) At his desk.

8. When it becomes known that Friedman is leaving Israel, what do people ask him?
(a) Does he like Israel?
(b) Where is he going?
(c) Will he come back?
(d) Why is he leaving.

9. When Friedman thinks back on his days in Beirut, what does he most often think of?
(a) The close calls he has had.
(b) The shelling and the damage caused.
(c) The way the city changed.
(d) The people and what he has learned from them.

10. What happens when the communications go dead after the PLO departure?
(a) The shelling ends.
(b) Friedman goes into the street.
(c) Friedman misses his deadline.
(d) The shelling begins.

11. What country does Friedman find has similarities to Israel?
(a) Palestine.
(b) Lebanon.
(c) Syria.
(d) Jordan.

12. When Friedman's friend returns to Israel after living in Germany for two years, how does he define that time in Germany?
(a) Relaxing.
(b) Strange.
(c) Strenuous.
(d) Uncomfortable.

13. Israel and Palestine occupy news time out of proportion to their what?
(a) Populations.
(b) Size.
(c) Religious significance.
(d) Historic significance.

14. George Schultz travels to the Middle East to work out a peace settlement between what countries or groups?
(a) Israel, Jordan, and Palestinians.
(b) Israel and Palestinians.
(c) Lebanon and Syria.
(d) Jordan and Palestinians.

15. Where is Shimon Tsimhe's newsstand located?
(a) In the Haredim suburb of Jerusalem.
(b) In the West Bank.
(c) In New York.
(d) In Beirut.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is special about the West Bank and Gaza Strip lands to the Israelis?

2. Who attacks the Friedman's on their way to lunch?

3. What did the ancient Jews overcome so that they are today a symbol of hope?

4. Who wins the national election in 1984?

5. Where does Friedman take his family out for lunch before leaving?

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