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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. When was The Legacy of Islam published?
(a) 1879.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1889.

2. 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"?
(a) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Al-Hallaj.
(d) Eduard Sachau.

3. When did the Arab oil boycott take place historically?
(a) 1973-1974.
(b) 1971-1973.
(c) 1969-1970.
(d) 1965-1967.

4. Over what years were the volumes of William Muir's Life of Mahomet published?
(a) 1858-1861.
(b) 1799-1805.
(c) 1889-1900.
(d) 1902-1905.

5. When was Reinhart Dozy's Histoire des Mussulmans d'Espagne jusqu'a .la Conquete de l'Andalousie par les Almoravides published?
(a) 1830.
(b) 1861.
(c) 1856.
(d) 1779.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term from the book means relating to the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope?

2. What "pilgrim ... claimed insolently that he undertook his voyages [to the Orient] exclusively for his own sake," according to the author in Chapter 2 (169)?

3. Who wrote Mimesis and Philogog?

4. When was Princeton's department of Near Eastern Studies founded?

5. Who is the author of Social Evolution, published in 1894?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who wrote Islam and Capitalism and how did this work differ from those of the earlier Orientalists?

2. Who wrote Le Regne Animal and how was this work connected to Orientalism?

3. How does the author describe the "popular images and social science representations" of the Arab in American culture in Chapter 3?

4. The author states that the primitiveness of Arab society exists simultaneously on at least two levels. What are these levels?

5. What were the differences between the pilgrimages to the Orient by Chateaubriand and others such as Flaubert, Vigny, Nerval and others?

6. What did R. N. Cust say about the Semitic-Islamic subfield of Orientalism at the Orientalist congress in Paris between 1873 and 1897?

7. Who was Hafiz and how are his works regarded in Orientalism?

8. How does the author describe the "over-value" of the Orient and the subsequent backlash in Chapter 2 (150)?

9. Who was T. E. Lawrence and what were his contributions to Orientalism?

10. What can be seen in the works Mimesis and Philolog by Erich Auerbach, according to the author in Chapter 3?

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