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Thomas Friedman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. After the Six Day War, what presents an internal threat to Israel?
(a) The existence of new political parties.
(b) The dissension among the young Israelis.
(c) The existence of the occupied territories.
(d) The arrival of new Jews.

5. How many times while Friedman is in Beirut do the communications go dead?
(a) Only once.
(b) Monthly.
(c) Daily.
(d) A couple of times a week.

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

7. When is Arafat forced to recognize Israel?
(a) At the UN General Assembly in Geneva in December, 1988.
(b) At the Jabaliya refugee camp.
(c) At the PNC meetings in November, 1988.
(d) During the intifada.

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

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

10. How often is Friedman's neighborhood shelled?
(a) At least once a week.
(b) At least once a month.
(c) Almost every night.
(d) At least two-three times a week.

11. 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.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who attacks the Friedman's on their way to lunch?

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

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

4. What marks the border between Israel and the West Bank?

5. What issue does Friedman think the Israelis are avoiding during the national election campaign in 1984?

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