Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society Test | Final Test - Easy

Lila Abu-Lughod
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What popular cultural theme becomes tied up with ghinnawas?
(a) Death of a lover.
(b) A second marriage.
(c) Thwarted love.
(d) Death of a child.

2. What was a theme in the songs between two women that Lila captured on tape?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Patience.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Love.

3. When Lila has difficulty translating imagery that Makraba used in her poetry about her husband's second marriage, what are the images of? When Lila has difficulty translating imagery that Makraba used in her poetry about her husband's second marriage, what are the images of?
(a) Ships and harbors.
(b) Predator and prey.
(c) Road and journey.
(d) Sleep and death.

4. With whom did women share poems?
(a) Close kinswomen or women they know well.
(b) With their husbands.
(c) With their brothers.
(d) With their fathers.

5. What was the year when the Haj had his first romance?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1951.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1950.

6. When a girl of about seventeen died, who did her family blame?
(a) A man who drove by too fast in a jeep.
(b) Her grandfather.
(c) A man who frightened her by shooting a rifle in the air.
(d) Her brother.

7. How did women feel if men heard them singing or reciting poetry?
(a) Embarrassed.
(b) Angry.
(c) Frustrated.
(d) Sad.

8. When an individual wrote a poem about personal experiences, with whom did the writer identify?
(a) Respected ancestors.
(b) People they respect in the community.
(c) Beloved relatives.
(d) Tragic heroes and heroines from the past.

9. Where had Aziza's husband been working when they marry?
(a) Cairo.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Libya.

10. With whom did men share poems?
(a) Men who are a generation older than their fathers.
(b) Their fathers.
(c) Their uncles.
(d) Close kinsmen of their generation or lower status men.

11. At what age did Awlad 'Ali girls marry?
(a) 15 to 20.
(b) 17 to 25.
(c) 13 to 17.
(d) 14 to 18.

12. After the senior magnate questioned family members about the sudden death of an old woman, what causes were suggested for her death?
(a) A broken heart because her son died.
(b) A stroke.
(c) A heart attack.
(d) Sadness because her daughter had died.

13. How many syllables are in ghinnawas?
(a) 17.
(b) 15.
(c) 13.
(d) 11.

14. In a poem recited about his second wife, what image does Rashid use?
(a) Cooking with a liquid of tears.
(b) Beating grain.
(c) Drowning in sand.
(d) Drowning in tears.

15. A word the Haj used to refer to a married woman he loved shared the same root word with which other word of the choices?
(a) Kind.
(b) Hostage.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Captive.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many of the adults in the community where Lila lived had been officially divorced at least once?

2. What is the English translation of the phrase used by the Awlad 'Ali that begins the lament to mourn a death?

3. What is revealed in Awlad 'Ali poetry?

4. In a photograph on page 192, what did women use as a windbreak?

5. When Rashid's second wife ran away, who does Rashid blame?

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