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Multiple Choice Questions

1. During what years did the Napoleonic expedition take place?
(a) 1759-1765.
(b) 1709-1711.
(c) 1698-1702.
(d) 1798-1801.

2. 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)?
(a) "An anti-Semitic rhetoric."
(b) "A negative doctrine."
(c) "A positive doctrine."
(d) "An anthropological endeavor."

3. What does the German word "Einfuhlung" translate to in English?
(a) Empathy.
(b) Tradition.
(c) Subordinate.
(d) Heritage.

4. Who is Pentheus' mother that destroys him in The Bacchae?
(a) Antigone.
(b) Agave.
(c) Cassandra.
(d) Athena.

5. When was the first installment of The Citizen of the World published?
(a) 1852.
(b) 1760.
(c) 1740.
(d) 1795.

6. When was The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte published?
(a) 1848.
(b) 1879.
(c) 1882.
(d) 1798.

7. Who stated that "Despite the distraction of a great many vague desires, impulses, and images, the mind seems persistenly to formulate ... a science of the concrete" (53)?
(a) Gustave Dugat.
(b) Edgar Quinet.
(c) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

8. Who wrote The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?
(a) Gaston Bachelard.
(b) Edward Gibbon.
(c) Julius Mohl.
(d) Henri Baudet.

9. 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) 1449.
(b) 1195.
(c) 1402.
(d) 1312.

10. When was Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron born?
(a) 1731.
(b) 1659.
(c) 1708.
(d) 1795.

11. Who wrote History of the Saracens?
(a) Julius Mohl.
(b) Gaston Bachelard.
(c) Simon Ockley.
(d) Henri Baudet.

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

13. What does the French term "idee recue" translate to in English (94)?
(a) An accepted idea.
(b) A new idea.
(c) An unaccepted idea.
(d) A revised idea.

14. When was the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts Society founded?
(a) 1789.
(b) 1804.
(c) 1823.
(d) 1792.

15. Who wrote Historie des Orientalistes de 'Europe du XII au XIX?
(a) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(b) Edgar Quinet.
(c) Gaston Bachelard.
(d) Gustave Dugat.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author notes that almost without exception, every Orientalist began his career as what?

2. When was Louis Lambert published?

3. What word from Chapter 2 means capricious or impulsive?

4. Who wrote the poem "Mahomets Gesang"?

5. Who said that "the Orient advances, invincible, fatal to the gods of light by the charm of its dreams, by the magic of its chiaroscuro" (73)?

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