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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is cited as having said in 1881, "When you have got a ... faithful ally who is bent on meddling in a country in which you are deeply interested--you have three courses open to you" (41)?
(a) Sir Alfred Lyall.
(b) Lord Salisbury.
(c) Henry Kissinger.
(d) Edgar Quinet.

2. The author notes in Chapter 1 that from 1815 to 1914 European direct colonial dominion expanded from about 35% of the earth's surface to what percent?
(a) 85%.
(b) 65%.
(c) 75%.
(d) 95%.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Societe Asiatique founded?

2. Who wrote Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes?

3. Who wrote Historie des Orientalistes de 'Europe du XII au XIX?

4. When did the British occupation of Egypt begin during the Anglo-Egyptian War?

5. When was Ernest Renan born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Egypt considered a valuable land to rule over to the Europeans?

2. Who was Sir William Jones and what was his contribution to Orientalism?

3. What were Silvestre de Sacy's contributions to Orientalism?

4. What was Lord Cromer's association with Egypt?

5. How does Edward Said describe Silvestre de Sacy's writing style?

6. What is described in the quote from Edward William Lane's An Accound of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians that opens Chapter 2?

7. What was Ernest Renan's background and education?

8. Who was Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron and what was his contribution to Orientalism?

9. How does the author define Orientalism?

10. How did perceptions of the Orient differ between the Renaissance and the eighteenth century?

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