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 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 fight in the Jabaliya camp.
(d) A newspaper article.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What happens when the communications go dead after the PLO departure?
(a) Friedman misses his deadline.
(b) Friedman goes into the street.
(c) The shelling ends.
(d) The shelling begins.

8. Friedman becomes the project of what rabbi?
(a) Ze'ev Chafets.
(b) Nota Schiller.
(c) Shimon Tsimhe.
(d) Eliezer Waldman.

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

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

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

12. Where is Friedman's next assignment after Jerusalem?
(a) London.
(b) New York.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) San Francisco.

13. How long has Friedman been in Beirut when he decides to leave?
(a) 9 years.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 4 years.

14. What country does Friedman find has similarities to Israel?
(a) Syria.
(b) Palestine.
(c) Lebanon.
(d) Jordan.

15. Israel has religious significance to what three religions?
(a) Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity.
(b) Judaism, Christianity, Wikka.
(c) Judaism, Buddhism, Wikka.
(d) Judaism, Islam, Christianity.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How often is Friedman's neighborhood shelled?

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

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

5. Who is Friedman's own rabbi?

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