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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Paris is becoming more of ________ city every day.

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

3. Bawer searched for information about the Islamists in the Netherlands, and found mostly what?

4. Ann Lindh, a Swedish minister for foreign affairs, was the forerunner for what?

5. In some areas of France, why do even non-Muslim girls will wear veils?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are young Islamists taught?

2. What did the narrator encounter in Norway?

3. What is a cultural practice among Muslims that would be legally punished if practiced by other groups in European countries? What is Wikan's response to this?

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

5. According to the author, there is a clear difference between American and European thinking. What is this difference?

6. Who is Mullah Krekar?

7. Describe immigration and integration in Europe.

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

9. Do Europeans embrace each other's cultures?

10. How else does the author say about France and its Muslim population?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Western Europe desperately needs immigrants.

Part 1) Why does it need immigrants? Why does the author believe it going about gaining citizens in the wrong way?

Part 2) What might eventually happen it these types of immigrants continue to enter the continent without any measures of control? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How has the U.S. been affected by immigrants? How are we still affected by immigrants? With what issues does the U.S. deal today regarding immigration? How does the U.S. deal with this issue? Does our country handle this issue well? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Olaf Gersemann tried to break the stereotype that Europeans had towards Americans.

Part 1) How does he go about trying to break this? Why does he try to break this stereotype? How does he benefit from ti?

Part 2) Is he successful at breaking the stereotype? Why or why not? What stereotype do Americans have of Europeans? Why?

Part 3) What stereotypes do you witness in your own life? Are these accurate? Why or why not? Can they be broken? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

European politicians are trusted.

Part 1) Why are they trusted? How does this compare to the U.S. view of politicians? Should politicians be trusted? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does this trust affect Europe? How does this also affect immigrants and integration?

Part 3) How different might Europe be if Europeans treated their politicians as Americans treat their own?

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