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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Ernest Renan born?
(a) 1799.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1802.
(d) 1823.

2. Who wrote Voyage en Orient?
(a) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(b) Anquetil-Duperron.
(c) Gerard de Nerval.
(d) Raymond Schwab.

3. Who was the founder of the Royal Asiatic Society?
(a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(b) Julius Mohl.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Gaston Bachelard.

4. When was Silvestre de Sacy born?
(a) 1805.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1693.
(d) 1757.

5. When was the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge founded?
(a) 1789.
(b) 1823.
(c) 1804.
(d) 1698.

6. Who called the spiritual and intellectual project of the eighteenth century a reconstituted theology or "natural supernaturalism" (114)?
(a) Edward William Lane.
(b) M. H. Abrams.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Charles Wilkins.

7. 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) 1312.
(c) 1195.
(d) 1402.

8. Who is the author of An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians?
(a) Edward William Lane.
(b) Julius Mohl.
(c) Charles Wilkins.
(d) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.

9. When was the Societe Asiatique founded?
(a) 1829.
(b) 1822.
(c) 1789.
(d) 1804.

10. What word from Chapter 2 means capricious or impulsive?
(a) Gregarious.
(b) Articulate.
(c) Quixotic.
(d) Astute.

11. When did the French occupy Algiers?
(a) 1789.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1850.
(d) 1830.

12. Who wrote The Bacchae?
(a) Aeschylus.
(b) Euripides.
(c) Homer.
(d) Socrates.

13. What term refers to the study of language in written historical sources?
(a) Linguology.
(b) Epidemiology.
(c) Anthropology.
(d) Philology.

14. What are the four elements described by the author that established eighteenth century thought on the structures on which modern Orientalism depend?
(a) Nobility, certainty, revision, and expansion.
(b) Suppresion, policy, reinvention, and institutionalism.
(c) Expansion, historical confrontation, sympathy, and classification.
(d) Empathy, education, information, and expression.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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)?

2. Who wrote Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit?

3. Who wrote History of the Saracens?

4. Who is Pentheus' mother that destroys him in The Bacchae?

5. Silvestre de Sacy's family were adherents to what Catholic theological movement?

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