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

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

3. In the late 1980s, approximately how many Israeli Jews immigrate to the United States?
(a) 500,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 50,000.
(d) 100,000.

4. Problems in the Middle East represent a dream that is what?
(a) Dying.
(b) Giving hope to people.
(c) Not giving hope to people.
(d) Universal.

5. Friedman believes there will be no serious negotiations in the Middle East until what happens?
(a) Until the Israelis stop settling in the West Bank.
(b) Until the parties are ready to negotiate a settlement.
(c) Until the Palestinians stop their violence.
(d) Until the parties forgive each other.

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

7. Who comes to power in Israel in 1977?
(a) Menachem Begin.
(b) Golda Meir.
(c) Yatzhak Rabin.
(d) Levi Eshkol.

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

9. Who wins the national election in 1984?
(a) The election is a tie.
(b) Shimon Perez.
(c) Golda Meir.
(d) Yitzhak Shamir.

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

11. When does George Schultz travel to the Middle East?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1987.
(d) 1990.

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

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

14. Whose agreement does Friedman say is essential to an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories?
(a) The majority of American Jews.
(b) The majority of the Israeli population.
(c) The U.S. government.
(d) The Israeli government.

15. What is happening outside when Friedman decides to leave Beirut?
(a) There is a riot in the street.
(b) Nothing, his neighborhood is quiet.
(c) There is fighting in the street.
(d) His neighborhood is being shelled.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Ze'ev Chafets grow up?

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

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

4. Rabbi Eliezer Waldman is the founder of what movement?

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

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