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

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. What part of the body was frequently mentioned in ghinnawas?
(a) Heart.
(b) Back.
(c) Arm.
(d) Eye.

2. Why did Aziza not remarry?
(a) Because her brother would not allow her to remarry.
(b) Because she was raising her son.
(c) Because her father would not allow her to remarry.
(d) Because her husband had been abusive.

3. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What primary emotion is featured in ghinnawas?

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

3. Whose definition did Lila use to define discourse?

4. In a poem recited about his second wife, what image does Rashid use?

5. How old was Aziza?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was Aziza's story?

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

4. How did a niece describe how she found the body of her aunt, after the old woman died suddenly?

5. What two generalizations did Lila make about the range of sentiments expressed in ghinnawas?

6. How do the Awlad 'Ali present themselves through their poems?

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

8. Why did Mabruka refuse to attend the wedding when her husband married a second wife?

9. How is the threat of sexuality to the Bedouin system dealt with?

10. Why were romances unlikely to result in marriage?

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