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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. Some believe France will be the first Western European nation that will reach what?

2. What is the main problem in Western Europe?

3. Why is the media so one-sided?

4. The United States sees immigrants as assets to be integrated into the culture. How do Europeans view immigrants?

5. Someone in Norway created an e-mail petition called what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Hirsi write? Describe this.

2. What did the narrator encounter in Norway?

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

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

5. What happened to Van Gogh? How did others react to this?

6. Who was Pim Fortuyn? What were his beliefs?

7. How was the Dutch citizenry wiser than its government?

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

9. Describe the Norwegian e-mail petition.

10. Do Europeans embrace each other's cultures?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Separate but equal remains in many parts of Europe.

Part 1) What is meant by separate but equal? Why does this exist?

Part 2) How effective in this policy? Explain. How does this affect immigrants to Europe?

Part 3) How has the U.S. been affected by this policy? Does it still exist today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Many cultural differences exist between the Americans and Europeans.

Part 1) Describe four of these differences. How are these differences seen in the cultures of these two areas of the Western world?

Part 2) How do these differences influence their behavior towards those of other cultures and religions? How does this influence their behavior towards each other?

Part 3) How is your culture important to you? How does it influence your beliefs and actions?

Essay Topic 3

Madrid is attacked on March 11, 2004.

Part 1) Describe this attack. What is the initial reaction of Europeans? Why do they react this way? Does this reaction last? Why or why not?

Part 2) What do you believe might have been the cause of these attacks? Why? Are these attacks successful at accomplishing a goal? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this attack compare to 9/11 and other attacks on U.S. embassies?

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