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) His arrival in Beirut.
(b) The PLO departure when he misses his deadline.
(c) The bombing of the Marine barracks.
(d) The evacuation of Americans in February 1984.

2. The intifada marks the beginning of what for the Palestinians?
(a) Violence agains the Israelis.
(b) Economic disaster.
(c) New Israeli rules.
(d) Solidarity.

3. Friedman becomes the project of what rabbi?
(a) Eliezer Waldman.
(b) Shimon Tsimhe.
(c) Ze'ev Chafets.
(d) Nota Schiller.

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

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

6. What is the first settlement in Hebron?
(a) Sinai.
(b) Galut.
(c) Kiryat Arba.
(d) Kibbutz Hahotrim.

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

8. Why do Palestinians often have pictures of beaches or the Swiss mountains in their homes and businesses?
(a) There are some famous Palestianian painters who paint these scenes.
(b) They vacation in those areas.
(c) This is all they can afford.
(d) They want something pleasant to escape the misery of their environment.

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 parties are ready to negotiate a settlement.
(c) Until the Palestinians stop their violence.
(d) Until the Israelis stop settling in the West Bank.

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

11. Older Palestinians grew up under the rule of what country or countries?
(a) Jordan and Egypt.
(b) Israel.
(c) The Ottoman Empire.
(d) Syria.

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

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

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

15. Where does Friedman go to write his story about the PLO departure?
(a) His friend's home.
(b) His home office.
(c) The airport.
(d) The Reuters office.

Short Answer Questions

1. What issue does Friedman think the Israelis are avoiding during the national election campaign in 1984?

2. After the Six Day War, what is the big way to raise money in Israel?

3. When is Arafat forced to recognize Israel?

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

5. What constraints begin from annexing the West Bank in 1977?

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