From Beirut to Jerusalem Test | Final Test - Hard

Thomas Friedman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does Ze'ev Chafets grow up?

3. Which rabbi believes that Judaism is a way of life, not a bunch of ritualistic practices?

4. Where does Friedman go to write his story about the PLO departure?

5. The intifada marks the beginning of what for the Palestinians?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Beginning with the first settlement in Hebron, how do many Jewish settlements come into being?

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

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

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

6. According to Friedman, is Israel a place to go to establish your Jewish identity?

7. Why does Friedman say that his four different groups/categories can never work out what Israel stands for?

8. When Friedman thinks back on his days in Beirut, what does he think about?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the author's view of what is required for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Do you agree? Why or why not? Be specific.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Beirut before the civil war and during the civil war. What is a "fixer" and why does the author think a fixer is essential in Beirut? What is the Green Line and what role does it play?

Essay Topic 3

What are the obstacles to any resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

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