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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are the younger Muslims an increasing challenge to French society?
(a) They are uneducated and do not speak French.
(b) They want to return to their native countries.
(c) They do not see themselves as being subject to French laws.
(d) They want to become full members of French society.

2. If a job opens up for a doctor or an educator, and a Muslim is exceedingly more qualified than ten of his or her European colleagues, the job will more likely go to whom?
(a) An American.
(b) A European.
(c) A woman.
(d) The Muslim.

3. How do Americans view history?
(a) As something about which to be critically thoughtful.
(b) As facts.
(c) As something to be proud of.
(d) As a bunch of lies.

4. The ______________________ attitude seems to Bawer to be a positive thing until he noticed the social effects of it.
(a) Nervous.
(b) Uptight.
(c) Laid-back.
(d) Angry.

5. Americans are ____________________ about things.
(a) Not worried.
(b) Impractical and unrealistic.
(c) Practical and realistic.
(d) Unsure.

6. Europeans want to ignore __________ to prevent war.
(a) Their leaders.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) America.
(d) Common sense.

7. Who is vigilant to keep new Muslim immigrants on the Islam "straight and narrow?"
(a) Religious leaders.
(b) The leaders of Muslim countries.
(c) European leaders.
(d) Muslim communities.

8. The media in Norway, and much of Europe, is taught to do what?
(a) Destroy the European lifestyle.
(b) Question the United States.
(c) Shut out anything that is controversial to the European lifestyle.
(d) Question everything.

9. Some believe France will be the first Western European nation that will reach what?
(a) A point when they stop letting in immigrants.
(b) A majority African population.
(c) A majority Muslim population.
(d) A decision to create immigration laws.

10. Part of the cultural difference between Americans and the Dutch, and other Europeans is that the Europeans tend to be ___________________, compared the the Americans who are more judgmental about differences.
(a) Nervous and intimidated.
(b) Judgmental.
(c) Relaxed and passive.
(d) Angry and violent.

11. As the days went by, Europeans lashed out their sentiments against Americans, stating what?
(a) They attacked themselves.
(b) They had brought the attacks upon themselves.
(c) They deserved the attacks.
(d) They attacked the Muslims.

12. Europeans see government as what?
(a) The enemy.
(b) Satan.
(c) Head of the family.
(d) Something to be feared.

13. What do journalists believe it is their job to do?
(a) Teach people about the way that life is.
(b) Keep the citizens in the dark.
(c) Question the European way of life.
(d) Question those in authority.

14. The similarities between Norwegians and the Dutch were ______________ their differences.
(a) The same as.
(b) Similar to.
(c) Less than.
(d) More than.

15. Ann Lindh, a Swedish minister for foreign affairs, was the forerunner for what?
(a) Trying to start dialogue with Arab countries.
(b) Supporting American ideas.
(c) Trying to enforce immigration laws.
(d) Encouraging anti-Islamic protests.

Short Answer Questions

1. Did any European countries support Bush's invasion of Iraq?

2. In September of 2001, "non-Western immigrants" who are synonymous with Muslims committed _________ of rapes.

3. On September 11th, 2001, the Narrator was in ________ and turned the TV on in time to see the second plane hit the World Trade Center.

4. Those Muslims who live in Europe are constantly augmented by new immigrants from Arab countries, who re-infuse what?

5. Bawer is convinced that what will eventually take place between Islamic fundamentalism and European liberalism?

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