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. Europeans compare ________________ to American democracy.

2. How do Americans view history?

3. Why does the establishment allow the phenomena of wife beating, dumping, honor killing, sexual inequality, segregation and forced marriage?

4. Some Muslims become even _________________ once they get to Europe.

5. The media in Norway, and much of Europe, is taught to do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Mullah Krekar?

3. Who is Ann Lindh? Describe her work.

4. Describe the 68ers.

5. What is Paris becoming? How does the author support this?

6. Describe immigration and integration in Europe.

7. Of what is Bawer convinced? Why?

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. How did the narrator react to the attacks on 9/11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

A class is inevitable between the radical Muslims and liberal Europeans.

Part 1) Describe the radical Muslims and liberal Europeans. Why does the narrator believe a clash is inevitable?

Part 2) Have clashes already occurred? If so, when and why? If not, why not? How has the U.S. clashed with radical Muslims? Why?

Part 3) What might this clash do to Europe? How will this clash affect Americans?

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