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. When Friedman thinks back on his days in Beirut, what does he most often think of?
(a) The close calls he has had.
(b) The way the city changed.
(c) The shelling and the damage caused.
(d) The people and what he has learned from them.

2. Why do the Israelis want to force the PLO out of Lebanon?
(a) Because they think the PLO causes unrest between Lebanon and Israel.
(b) Because they believe that the PLO is a military threat to Israel.
(c) Because they think the Arabs in the settled lands will then have no voice to represent them.
(d) Because they do not like Yasir Arafat.

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

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

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

6. Whose bar mitzvah does Friedman attend in Ashkelon?
(a) His cousin Yitzhak's.
(b) His friend Chafets's.
(c) His friend Shimon's.
(d) His cousin Giora's.

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

8. How many goals do Jewish leaders have after the end of World War II?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) One - a Jewish state.

9. What is special about the West Bank and Gaza Strip lands to the Israelis?
(a) They offer a buffer between Israel and Jordan.
(b) They represent the lands of biblical Israel.
(c) They are rich in minerals.
(d) They have mostly Israeli people living there.

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

11. What is the only Arab state that agrees to peace with the Israelis?
(a) Jordan.
(b) Syria.
(c) Lebanon.
(d) Egypt.

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

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

14. Many people are more familiar with the geography of Israel than they are of the geography of what?
(a) Africa.
(b) Europe.
(c) Their own country.
(d) The U.S.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wins the national election in 1984?

2. What is the hang-up in most Arab-Israeli negotiations?

3. When does George Schultz travel to the Middle East?

4. How long does Friedman spend in Lebanon and Israel?

5. Where is Friedman's next assignment after Jerusalem?

(see the answer keys)

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