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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. When the narrator moved to Norway, he was impressed with what?
(a) The welfare system.
(b) The amount of reading that the Norwegians do on a daily basis.
(c) The educational system.
(d) The country's nature preserves.

2. Immigrant Muslims take advantage of ________________________ of the European community.
(a) The wealth.
(b) The liberal social spending.
(c) The poorly-run programs.
(d) The conservative spending.

3. When does the Dutch government begin to take these isolated incidents seriously?
(a) After the attack on London.
(b) Before 9/11.
(c) After 9/11.
(d) After the attack on Madrid.

4. 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.

5. The condescending message stated a plethora of random facts and American stereotypes including how Bush "leads a regime," ethnic people are oppressed and humiliated, and that Americans are ________________.
(a) Uneducated and unintelligent.
(b) Righteous.
(c) Rude and spoiled.
(d) Prisoners in their own nation.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator and his partner move to _____________________ on April 1, 1999.

2. Why do journalists not argue with this method?

3. Radical, fundamental Muslims are taking advantage of what?

4. He writes that he had never felt more ______________ and being in Europe made him see that America and Europe were the heartland of democracy and both were at war with a common enemy that threatened the West.

5. An Islamic person who participates in Western culture brings __________________ to his family and religion.

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Norwegian e-mail petition.

2. What does the author learn is happening to certain writers in the Netherlands? Why is this happening?

3. What is the European view of the world?

4. Describe European politicians.

5. What did the narrator encounter in Norway?

6. How and why has Europe come to this point regarding their immigrants?

7. What facts does the author give about rape? What is Unni Wikan's response to these rapes?

8. Describe the 68ers.

9. Why is the European media so different from the media in the U.S.?

10. What did many Europeans believe about George Bush?

(see the answer keys)

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