While Europe Slept Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. What are these Muslims called?

3. Why have Europeans not diverged from this view regarding the government?

4. What do journalists believe it is their job to do?

5. Despite all of this European confederation, and EU unity, most Europeans are _____________ one another's cultures.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Of what have immigrant Muslims taken advantage?

3. Why do Europeans want to avoid war? How does this desire affect them?

4. Describe European politicians.

5. Describe the exploitation of the Western welfare states' generosity.

6. Of what is Bawer convinced? Why?

7. How do most Europeans view immigrants? How does this compare to the American view of immigrants?

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

9. Describe attacks on gays by Muslims. How did the authorities respond to these attacks?

10. Describe the Norwegian e-mail petition.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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