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. How long does Friedman spend in Lebanon and Israel?
(a) Almost 7 years.
(b) Almost 5 years.
(c) Almost 15 years.
(d) Almost 10 years.

2. After the Six Day War, what is the big way to raise money in Israel?
(a) Through the United Jewish Appeal.
(b) Through the mail.
(c) Through the synagogues.
(d) Through individual appeals by Jewish leaders.

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

4. Israel has religious significance to what three religions?
(a) Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity.
(b) Judaism, Buddhism, Wikka.
(c) Judaism, Christianity, Wikka.
(d) Judaism, Islam, Christianity.

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

6. What marks the border between Israel and the West Bank?
(a) Signs.
(b) Rocks.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A fence.

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

8. Where does Friedman take his family out for lunch before leaving?
(a) Inter-Continental Hotel.
(b) Marriott Hotel.
(c) A Jewish restaurant.
(d) McDonald's.

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

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

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

12. When do Americans begin to learn about the "real" Israel?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1970.
(d) 1973.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the candidate of the Labor Party in the national election in 1984?

2. What do the Palestinians have to lose in their fight against the Israelis?

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

4. Where does Ze'ev Chafets grow up?

5. In the U.S., how do Jews define their Jewish identity?

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