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

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

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

4. What constraints begin from annexing the West Bank in 1977?
(a) The Camp David Accords and the Syrians.
(b) The Labor Party.
(c) The Israeli government.
(d) The Camp David Accords and the Americans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What goal do the Palestinians announce for the intifada?
(a) The end to Israeli occupation.
(b) The beginning of a Palestinian state.
(c) A Palestianian government.
(d) None.

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

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

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

15. According to Friedman, the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli problem must be what kind of solution?
(a) Tribal.
(b) Diplomatic.
(c) Military.
(d) Multi-national.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many goals do Jewish leaders have after the end of World War II?

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

3. Where is Friedman when he decides to leave Beirut?

4. Israel has religious significance to what three religions?

5. What is the spark or the event that sets off the Palestinian uprising that becomes known as the intifada?

(see the answer keys)

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