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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Baer say the United States began to discover after 9/11?
2. What is the Carlyle Group?
3. What was Bandar bin Sultan's position before he was the Saudi ambassador to the United States?
4. What does Baer say the United States government had not performed before the Saudis were admitted to the country?
5. What does Baer say the Saudis have done in order to buy influence in America?
Short Essay Questions
1. What makes the Abqaiq crude oil complex vulnerable to terrorist attacks, according to Baer?
2. How does Baer describe Bandar bin Sultan and his wife's social activities in Washington D.C.?
3. What parts of Bandar bin Sultan's career does Baer describe?
4. How does Saudi Arabia use the oil market to maintain a stable relationship with the United States?
5. What information did Baer fish for in his conversation with Yuri, and what was Yuri's response?
6. What made Saudi Arabia an area of strategic importance for the United States?
7. What was Baer's business with Yuri?
8. How does Baer characterize Adnan Khashoggi?
9. What was the context for Baer's first sight of Bandar bin Sultan's estate in Washington D.C.?
10. What threats of violence does Baer describe in Saudi Arabia?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Evaluate your own reading of 'Sleeping With the Devil.' Did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.
Essay Topic 2
Israel is a minor character in Baer's tale of Middle East politics, but Israel's presence has always been one of the central galvanizing points for Muslim fundamentalists. Why do you think Baer minimized the importance of Israel in his book?
Essay Topic 3
What proposals does Baer make in his book? Apparently, he wants to do things differently than they were done. How does his book propose that things be done in the future? If you feel that his book does not contain proposals, why do you think that this aspect of Baer's analysis was left out?
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