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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(d) Edgar Quinet.

5. Who wrote the novel Louis Lambert?
(a) Henri Baudet.
(b) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Honore de Balzac.

6. When did Napoleon invade Egypt?
(a) 1798.
(b) 1776.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1649.

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

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

9. Who "were able intelligibly to reveal the extraordinary riches of Avestan and Sanskrit," according to the author in Chapter 1 (51)?
(a) Lord Salisbury and Sir Alfred Lyall.
(b) Sir William Jones and Lord Salisbury.
(c) Sir Alfred Lyall and Edgar Quinet.
(d) Anquetil-Duperron and Sir William Jones.

10. Who is cited in Chapter 2 as having "said of Sacy's work that it reconciled the manner of a scientist with that of a Biblical teacher, and that Sacy was the one man able to reconcile 'the goals of Liebniz with the efforts of Bossuet'" (124)?
(a) The Duc de Broglie.
(b) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Henri Baudet.

11. When was the American Oriental Society founded?
(a) 1804.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1842.
(d) 1823.

12. Who wrote the poem "Mahomets Gesang"?
(a) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(b) Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
(c) Anquetil-Duperron.
(d) Raymond Schwab.

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

14. When did Lord Cromer publish an article in the Edinburgh Review referring to Orientals as "subject races" (36)?
(a) April, 1901.
(b) January, 1908.
(c) September, 1908.
(d) March, 1919.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of L'Ame Romantique et le Reve?

2. When was Louis Lambert published?

3. When was Silvestre de Sacy born?

4. When was Volney's Considerations sur la Guerre Actuel de Turcs written?

5. What American diplomat and political scientist does the author discuss in Chapter 1 that wrote the essay "Domestic Structure and Foreign Policy"?

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