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. Why are the younger Muslims an increasing challenge to French society?

2. 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?

3. Why is corruption high in Muslim countries?

4. What does the European tolerance of differences in beliefs plus the lack of help in integrating into their new home, create?

5. Large-scale migration to Europe started around ________ years ago and the European establishment has since "encouraged a romantic view of Muslim immigrants," stating that they are victims and that criticizing them is racist.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Mullah Krekar?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. What are young Islamists taught?

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

9. Describe European journalists.

10. Do Europeans embrace each other's cultures?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Europe is Anti-American.

Part 1) Why does the author say this? What proof does he give? Is this valid? Why or why not?

Part 2) How do Americans feel about Europeans? Is this negative feeling mutual? Why or why not?

Part 3) How will these negative feelings affect relations in the future? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

Americans believe in liberty for all.

Part 1) How has the author come to this conclusion? How does this compare to the European opinion of liberty?

Part 2) How does this belief affect the opinions of others towards the U.S.? Explain.

Part 3) How is this belief seen in your own community? How does it influence your daily life?

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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