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Thomas Friedman
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Friedman's own rabbi?
(a) Eliezer Waldman.
(b) Shimon Tsimhe.
(c) David Hartman.
(d) Ze'ev Chafets.

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

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

4. How does Friedman get from Beirut to Jerusalem?
(a) By a car driven by his Beiruti driver.
(b) By a series of taxis.
(c) By plane.
(d) By train.

5. What do each of Friedman's four different groups or categories of Jews believe in common?
(a) That the other three will disappear in time.
(b) That the Rabbis should govern Israel.
(c) That the U.S. should support each group.
(d) That Israel will grow bigger.

Short Answer Questions

1. Israel has religious significance to what three religions?

2. What happens when the communications go dead after the PLO departure?

3. Where does Friedman take his family out for lunch before leaving?

4. How long has Friedman been in Beirut when he decides to leave?

5. Why do the Israelis want to force the PLO out of Lebanon?

Short Essay Questions

1. When, why, and how did Friedman's wife leave Beirut?

2. What are the two things that Friedman cites as to why the world is interested in Israel?

3. Why do some Jews claim that Israel is judged by different standards than other countries?

4. What is Friedman's view of the Middle East that is shared by many people in Washington?

5. In the epilogue, what does Friedman say about the Israeli/Palestinian situation with regards to settlement?

6. What are three differences between the situation with the Egyptians and Israelis and the Israelis and Palestinians?

7. What does Friedman tell us about the night he made the decision to leave Beirut?

8. Why does Friedman say that the 1967 war was both a victory and in many ways a defeat for the Israelis?

9. What is the difference in the way Jews define or identify themselves in the United States vs. Israel?

10. What are the three goals of the Jewish leaders after the end of World War II?

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