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

2. The intifada marks the beginning of what for the Palestinians?
(a) Violence agains the Israelis.
(b) New Israeli rules.
(c) Economic disaster.
(d) Solidarity.

3. Why do Palestinians often have pictures of beaches or the Swiss mountains in their homes and businesses?
(a) They vacation in those areas.
(b) There are some famous Palestianian painters who paint these scenes.
(c) They want something pleasant to escape the misery of their environment.
(d) This is all they can afford.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does Friedman's wife leave Beirut?

4. What do each of Friedman's four different groups or categories of Jews believe in common?

5. How does Friedman get from Beirut to Jerusalem?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Has the subject of the Holocaust always been a subject of discussion in Israel?

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

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

8. Regarding the relationship between American Jews and Israel, what changes after the Six Day War?

9. Why was the intifada a significant event in the Palestinian movement?

10. Before the Six Day War, do Palestinians comply with Israeli rules in the occupied territories?

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