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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2: Orientalist Structures and Restructures, Part IV: Pilgrims and Pilgrimages, British and French.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How much money was Lord Cromer given on July 30, 1907 as a retirement prize for what he had done in Egypt?
(a) 20,000 pounds.
(b) 50,000 pounds.
(c) 30,000 pounds.
(d) 100,000 pounds.

2. Who wrote Le Genie des Religions?
(a) Edgar Quinet.
(b) Julius Mohl.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Gaston Bachelard.

3. When did the Church Council of Vienne establish a series of chairs in "Arabic, Greek, Heber, and Syriac at Paris, Oxford, Bologna, Avignon, and Salamanca" (50)?
(a) 1195.
(b) 1449.
(c) 1402.
(d) 1312.

4. Approximately when was the Iliad written?
(a) 898-760 BC.
(b) 900-800 BC.
(c) 559-500 BC.
(d) 760-710 BC.

5. When was Louis Lambert published?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1849.
(c) 1832.
(d) 1865.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "pilgrim ... claimed insolently that he undertook his voyages [to the Orient] exclusively for his own sake," according to the author in Chapter 2 (169)?

2. When did William Muir die?

3. The author asserts in Chapter 1, "Orientalism is better grasped as a set of constraints upon and limitations of thought than it is simply as" what (42)?

4. When did Arthur James Balfour lecture the House of Commons on "the problems with which we have to deal in Egypt" (31)?

5. When was the Institut de France "commissioned by Napoleon to form a tableau generale on the state and progress of the arts and sciences since 1789" (126)?

(see the answer key)

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