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 is revealed in Awlad 'Ali poetry?
(a) Anger.
(b) Shame.
(c) Bitterness.
(d) Vulnerability.

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

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

4. The absence of what was marked by sharing of poetry between individuals?
(a) Hasham.
(b) Tahashsham.
(c) Thesham.
(d) Yithashshamu.

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

6. What did the Awlad 'Ali believe should be evoked by beautiful poetry?
(a) Sorrow.
(b) Laughter.
(c) Tears.
(d) Joy.

7. What emotion about her husband's second marriage did Mabruka's poetry reveal?
(a) Bitterness.
(b) Despair.
(c) Anger.
(d) Jealousy.

8. How many years before Lila's arrival had a young man been murdered?
(a) 6 years.
(b) 5 years.
(c) 7 years.
(d) 8 years.

9. When an old woman suddenly died, what did some suggest her husband had done?
(a) Strangled her.
(b) Beat her.
(c) Hit her over the head.
(d) Choked her.

10. What type of personal relationships were of great concern among the Bedouins?
(a) Mother and daughter relationships.
(b) Relationships between different tribes.
(c) Father and son relationships.
(d) Love relationships with persons of the opposite sex.

11. How many days did paternal relatives wail and cry at a camp where an old woman died suddenly?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

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

13. How many women had the Haj been prevented from marrying because of a family member?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 1.

14. How old was Aziza?
(a) 33 years old.
(b) 35 years old.
(c) 26 years old.
(d) 27 years old.

15. During Lila's stay among the Awlad 'Ali, how many ghinnawas did she record?
(a) 475.
(b) 520.
(c) 375.
(d) 450.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the year when the Haj had his first romance?

2. In what point of view do they write ghinnawas?

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

4. What was a reason Rashid might have taken a second wife?

5. How old was Migdim?

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