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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What term is used to identify the Western world in contrast to the Orient?
(a) The Aryan.
(b) The Opulent.
(c) The Occident.
(d) The Imperialistic.

2. Who authored Seven Pillars of Wisdom?
(a) Henri Baudet.
(b) T. E. Lawrence.
(c) V. W. Richards.
(d) E. M. Forster.

3. When was the Balfour Declaration announced?
(a) 1888.
(b) 1902.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1917.

4. Who "saw in Oriental polytheism a preparation of the way for Judeo-Christian monotheism," according to the author in Chapter 2?
(a) Friedrich Schelling.
(b) Julius Mohl.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

5. When was the novel Tancred published?
(a) 1856.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1818.
(d) 1847.

6. Who authored Didascalicon?
(a) St. Victor.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Eduard Sachau.

7. What term refers to a wider discipline which includes written, verbal, and non-verbal communication?
(a) Linguistics.
(b) Philology.
(c) Hermeneutics.
(d) Epistological.

8. Of whom did Sir Hamilton Gibb say at in his obituary notice in 1962, he "never ceased to seek out in later Islamic literature and devotion" (264)?
(a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(b) Louis Massignon.
(c) Eduard Sachau.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

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

10. Who wrote an article for Harper's magazine stating that "Arabs are basically murderers and that violence and deceit are carried in the Arab genes" (287)?
(a) Julius Mohl.
(b) Emmett Tyrrell.
(c) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(d) Gaston Bachelard.

11. Who is the author of Heart of Darkness?
(a) Anquetil-Duperron.
(b) Joseph Conrad.
(c) Simon Ockley.
(d) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.

12. Who wrote the novel Tancred?
(a) Benjamin Disraeli.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Sir William Jones.
(d) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.

13. The course guide for Columbia College undergraduate in what year was said to stated that every other word in the language had to do with violence (287)?
(a) 1946.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1969.
(d) 1982.

14. When did Lamartine begin his trip to the Orient?
(a) 1818.
(b) 1833.
(c) 1799.
(d) 1802.

15. Who is credited in Chapter 3 as having said, "racial theory, stimulated by a rising nationalism, supported by an incomplete and mal-assimiilated science, was almost indisputed" (232)?
(a) E. M. Forster.
(b) Henri Baudet.
(c) Lionel Trilling.
(d) V. W. Richards.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Sir Hamilton Gibb born?

2. Who rote The Romantic Agony?

3. When did Morroe Berger publish a report "Middle Eastern and North African Studies: Developments and Needs"?

4. Who is the author of Muhammedanisches Recht?

5. How many books are estimated to have been written dealing with the Near Orient between 1800 and 1950?

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