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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. Why didn't the CIA have information about the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s, according to Baer?
2. Who was blamed for the killings in Tashkent?
3. Why was the Muslim Brotherhood banned?
4. When was the Muslim Brotherhood founded?
5. Baer says the United States created this political situation in Saudi Arabia with ______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Baer characterize America's attitude to Saudi politics?
2. Who are the Alewites, and what is their role in Jordan?
3. How has oil wealth affected the size of the Saudi royal family, in Baer's opinion?
4. How does Baer say the United States influenced Saudi culture?
5. What does Baer say would have been different if the CIA had taken a different strategy on radical Islam?
6. What was the CIA's interest in the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Baer?
7. What was the first event that convinced Baer that the CIA was out of touch with what was happening in the Middle East?
8. How does Baer describe the importance of American arms in Saudi Arabia?
9. Who is Danny Pearl, and what happened to him?
10. What does Baer say about Russia's problems with the Muslim Brotherhood?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Baer handle the differences between different Muslim countries? Are they lumped together, or are they treated as distinct countries with unique histories and particular relations with United States strategic interests? Does his treatment of different countries strengthen or weaken the book?
Essay Topic 2
What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.
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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