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 do the Palestinians have to lose in their fight against the Israelis?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Land.
(c) Honor.
(d) Money.

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

3. 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) At the PNC meetings in November, 1988.
(d) During the intifada.

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

5. 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.

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

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

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

9. 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.

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

11. What is the spark or the event that sets off the Palestinian uprising that becomes known as the intifada?
(a) A political speech.
(b) A newspaper article.
(c) An auto accident.
(d) A fight in the Jabaliya camp.

12. What issue does Friedman think the Israelis are avoiding during the national election campaign in 1984?
(a) What to do with the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
(b) What to do about the lack of water in desert areas.
(c) How to deal with the Arab countires.
(d) How to avoid war with the Arabs.

13. When does Friedman have an interview with Yasir Arafat?
(a) November, 1987.
(b) January, 1987.
(c) January, 1988.
(d) December, 1987.

14. When does television appear in Israel?
(a) 1960.
(b) 1970..
(c) 1965.
(d) 1968.

15. How does Friedman get from Beirut to Jerusalem?
(a) By a series of taxis.
(b) By train.
(c) By a car driven by his Beiruti driver.
(d) By plane.

Short Answer Questions

1. What goal do the Palestinians announce for the intifada?

2. What country does Friedman find has similarities to Israel?

3. Why do Palestinians often have pictures of beaches or the Swiss mountains in their homes and businesses?

4. When Friedman's friend returns to Israel after living in Germany for two years, how does he define that time in Germany?

5. Friedman believes there will be no serious negotiations in the Middle East until what happens?

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