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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Caussin de Perceval theorize Islam essentially was as opposed to a spiritual instrument?
(a) A political instrument.
(b) An instrument of destruction.
(c) An economic instrument.
(d) An instrument toward global power.

2. When was Princeton's department of Near Eastern Studies founded?
(a) 1800.
(b) 1911.
(c) 1865.
(d) 1927.

3. When was The Struggle for Existence in Human Society published?
(a) 1823.
(b) 1888.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1899.

4. Who wrote Itineraire de Paris a Jerusalem, et de Jerusalem a Paris in 1810-1811?
(a) Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand.
(b) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.
(c) Sir William Jones.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

5. When was The Romantic Agony published?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1921.
(c) 1933.
(d) 1889.

6. Who is the author of Muhammedanisches Recht?
(a) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(b) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Eduard Sachau.

7. What term used in the book refers to the exercise of absolute power, particularly in a cruel and oppressive way?
(a) Absolutism.
(b) Egalitarianism.
(c) Despotism.
(d) Totalitarianism.

8. What word refers to one of the world' oldest monotheistic religions, founded in Iran approximately 3,500 years ago?
(a) Sufism.
(b) Epistilianism.
(c) Hinduism.
(d) Zoroastianism.

9. When was the essay "L'Occident devant l"orient: Primaute d'une Solution Culturelle" published?
(a) 1859.
(b) 1902.
(c) 1972.
(d) 1952.

10. Who wrote A Passage to India?
(a) E. M. Forster.
(b) Henri Baudet.
(c) V. W. Richards.
(d) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.

11. Who is cited in Chapter 3 as having said, "... truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are" (203)?
(a) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.
(b) Anquetil-Duperron.
(c) Friedrich Nietzsche.
(d) Simon Ockley.

12. Who wrote and published Islam and Capitalism in 1966?
(a) Eduard Sachau.
(b) Maxime Rodinson.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

13. What did the Marquis de Vogue's work center on?
(a) Syrian philosophy.
(b) Palmyrian epigraphy.
(c) Russian history.
(d) Sanskrit philology.

14. When was William Muir born?
(a) 1895.
(b) 1819.
(c) 1856.
(d) 1789.

15. Who rote The Romantic Agony?
(a) Mario Praz.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Sir William Jones.
(d) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who authored Seven Pillars of Wisdom?

2. Over what years were the volumes of William Muir's Life of Mahomet published?

3. When was The Legacy of Islam published?

4. Who does the author assert "sought liberation for himself outside the orthodox community by asking for, and finally getting, the very crucifixion refused by islam as a whole"?

5. When was Chapters on the Principles of International Law published?

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