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

2. Cultural walls are very high and they don't embrace even each other's pop culture as much as they do ___________ pop culture.

3. How many of the 5 million Muslims in France reside in Paris?

4. Muslim immigrants are usually from where, which means they are more conservative and against Western values?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How important is freedom to Americans?

3. What do many European authorities believe about Muslim attacks on Jews?

4. Of what have immigrant Muslims taken advantage?

5. What did Europe think of Arafat?

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

7. Why are Europeans wrong in assuming that any immigrants would eventually "melt" into the general culture of the country in which they settle?

8. How are Muslims a problem in schools?

9. What did the narrator encounter in Norway?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Multiculturalism has not been successful in Europe.

Part 1) How has Europe attempted multiculturalism? Why has it not been successful at all, according to the author? Could it be successful? Why or why not?

Part 2) Has multiculturalism been successful in the U.S.? Why or why not? What can Europe and the U.S. learn from each other regarding multiculturalism?

Part 3) What can you do in your own community to promote multiculturalism? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Krekar was a Mullah and an Iraqi Kurd.

Part 1) Summarize his story. Why is he adored by some and hated by others? What is the cause for these contrasting opinions?

Part 2) What does this attitude towards the Mullah reveal and reinforce about the European people? How does it reinforce the differences between European and American culture?

Part 3) What are your feelings regarding Mullah Krekar? Explain.

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