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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. Unni Wikan, a social anthropology professor at the University of Oslo, stated that the Muslim men should not be tried to so harshly, and that the women were at fault for what reason?

2. What did this Muslim leader call 9/11?

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

4. Lin Silje Nilson is an historian who supports establishing a sharia court in Norway for what reason?

5. What is the only reason that America cares about the "takeover" of Europe by Islamic fundamentalists?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did many Europeans believe about George Bush?

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

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

4. Of what is Bawer convinced? Why?

5. What are young Islamists taught?

6. Describe European journalists.

7. 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?

8. Who is Ann Lindh? Describe her work.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Europeans and Americans do not think the same way.

Part 1) What does the author mean by this? How do Americans think? How do Europeans think? What are possible causes for these differences?

Part 2) How do these different ways of thinking influence the way the country is run and the way people live?

Part 3) What differences of opinion are seen in your own life and community? What accounts for these differences?

Essay Topic 2

On July 7, 2005, London was attacked.

Part 1) Describe this attack. Why might it have taken place? What is the reaction to this attack? How does this reaction compare to the reaction to the attack in Madrid?

Part 2) What does this attack reveal about Great Britain? What does it reveal about the rest of Europe?

Part 3) Do you believe attacks like this one will continue? Why or why not? If so, what can be done to stop them?

Essay Topic 3

The writer never felt more like an American until 9/11.

Part 1) Why did he feel this way? How did his view of the U.S. change from the time he moved to Europe until this day?

Part 2) How did the view of many Europeans regarding this tragedy compare to the author's? Why? What does this say about both the author and the Europeans?

Part 3) What other events might have changed the European perspective on 9/11? Why?

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