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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 credited with the following quote in Chapter 3: "How many thousand years this state of things has lasted [namely, that Arabs livei in a 'state of war'], those who shall read the earlist recores of the desert will tell us..." (229)?
(a) V. W. Richards.
(b) E. M. Forster.
(c) Henri Baudet.
(d) Gertrude Bell.

2. The author asserts in Chapter 3 that in films and television " the Arab is associated either with lechery or" what (286)?
(a) "Religous extremity."
(b) "Jihad."
(c) "Thievery."
(d) "Bloodthirsty dishonesty."

3. 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)?
(a) Henri Baudet.
(b) E. M. Forster.
(c) William Robertson Smith.
(d) V. W. Richards.

4. Who wrote Les Filles du Feau?
(a) Sir William Jones.
(b) Gerard de Nerval.
(c) Claude Levi-Strauss.
(d) Barthelemy d'Herbelot.

5. Who stated in his theses about propaganda, "The propagandist outlook in fact combines respect for individuality with indifference to formal democracy" (292)?
(a) Harold Lasswell.
(b) Gaston Bachelard.
(c) Julius Mohl.
(d) Raymond Schwab.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to a wider discipline which includes written, verbal, and non-verbal communication?

2. Who wrote A Passage to India?

3. When does the author describe the political and military heyday of Islam, when it dominated both East and West?

4. Who wrote The Races of Man?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Reinhart Dozy and what were his contributions to Orientalism?

3. How did Hurgronje perceive Islamic Law?

4. Who was William Muir? What were his contributions to Orientalism?

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

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

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

8. Howd does the author compare the worsk of Renan and Sacy in Chapter 2: Orientalist Structures and Restructures, Part III: Oriental Residence and Scholarship: The Requirements of Lexicography and Imagination?

9. What is significant about depictions of the Arab Muslim following World War II?

10. What are the "unsettling influences" that every Western traveler or resident of the Orient had to protect himself from, according to the author in Chapter 2?

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