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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 were the three volumes of Caussin de Perceval's Essai sur l'Historie des Arabes avant l"Islamisme, Pendant l"Epoque de Mahomet published?
(a) 1847-1848.
(b) 1795-1800.
(c) 1856-1860.
(d) 1892-1899.

2. When was Chapters on the Principles of International Law published?
(a) 1894.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1799.
(d) 1899.

3. Who is cited in Chapter 3 with the following quote: "The political interest that ties England to India holds British work to a sustained contact with concrete realities, and maintains the cohesion between representations of the past and the spectacle of the present" (264)?
(a) Sylvain Levi.
(b) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(c) Eduard Sachau.
(d) Claude Levi-Strauss.

4. Who wrote Mimesis and Philogog?
(a) Erich Auerbach.
(b) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(c) Henry Thomas Colebrooke.
(d) Eduard Sachau.

5. Who authored The Biology of British Politics in 1904?
(a) Henri Baudet.
(b) E. M. Forster.
(c) V. W. Richards.
(d) Charles Harvey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What name refers to the war between Egypt, Syria and Israel that mostly took place in the Sinai and the Golan Heights?

2. Who is described by the author as "a crucial link in the intellectual chain connecting the White-Man-as-expert to the modern Orient" in Chapter 3 (235)?

3. 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"?

4. Who wrote Le Regne Animal?

5. Who is the author of Muhammedanisches Recht?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Nietzsche describe the truth of language, as cited in Chapter 3?

4. How many books were written between 1800 and 1950 regarding the Orient? What does the author assert about these works in Chapter 3?

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

6. What impact did the 1973 oil crisis have on Western perceptions of the East?

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

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

9. Who wrote "The White Man's Burden" and why does the author discuss this work in Chapter 3?

10. In what way does Edward Said compare Orientalism to a political doctrine in Chapter 3?

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