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

2. 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.

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

4. 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 parties forgive each other.
(d) Until the Palestinians stop their violence.

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

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

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

8. Where is Friedman when he decides to leave Beirut?
(a) At his desk.
(b) In a bar.
(c) In his car.
(d) In a bathroom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Which rabbi believes that Judaism is a way of life, not a bunch of ritualistic practices?
(a) Nota Schiller.
(b) Eliezer Waldman.
(c) David Hartman.
(d) Shimon Tsimhe.

Short Answer Questions

1. Problems in the Middle East represent a dream that is what?

2. After the Six Day War, what presents an internal threat to Israel?

3. When does Israel first become important to Friedman?

4. Who does Friedman believe will have to provide for the Palestinian security in any settlement?

5. When does Friedman leave Beirut for Jerusalem?

(see the answer keys)

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