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Lila Abu-Lughod
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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. In a love story in Chapter 8, who killed a girl when she wailed and cried over the death of the boy she loved?
(a) Her brother.
(b) Her father.
(c) Her uncle.
(d) Her cousin.

2. What project did Mabruka refuse to help with because of Rashid's second marriage?
(a) Sewing a quilt.
(b) Sewing a dress.
(c) Sewing a tent.
(d) Sewing a blanket.

3. From what tribe was the girl that the Haj loved when he was young?
(a) Zaab tribe.
(b) Ghamid tribe.
(c) Harb tribe.
(d) Mrabit tribe.

4. What did many poems explicitly request?
(a) Consideration.
(b) Help or care.
(c) Love.
(d) Tenderness.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many women had the Haj been prevented from marrying because of a family member?

3. How many days did paternal relatives wail and cry at a camp where an old woman died suddenly?

4. When an individual wrote a poem about personal experiences, with whom did the writer identify?

5. What type of personal relationships were of great concern among the Bedouins?

Short Essay Questions

1. Are ghinnawas a traditional form?

2. What is a ghinnawa?

3. Why were romances unlikely to result in marriage?

4. What was Aziza's story?

5. After hearing so much about the value of hasham, why was Lila shocked to learn about one young woman in the camp?

6. What tape that Lila recorded did most people want to hear again and again?

7. When were ghinnawas sung at weddings?

8. With whom are poems shared?

9. Why wasn't the Haj allowed to marry a girl he loved when he was 17?

10. Why was Lila rarely able to tape-record anything when she was in the field?

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