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. For what do both the Dutch and Norwegians have a need?

2. In September of 2001, "non-Western immigrants" who are synonymous with Muslims committed _________ of rapes.

3. Europeans see government as what?

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

5. He believes many of the Arab immigrants are actually what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe European politicians.

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

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

4. Describe Muslim immigrants.

5. Describe the Norwegian e-mail petition.

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

7. What did many Europeans believe about George Bush?

8. Of what is Bawer convinced? Why?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Johan Galtung is known as the "father of the international peace studies movement."

Part 1) Describe Galtung and his work. How is his work both beneficial and detrimental?

Part 2) What does the author think of him and his work? Why? Do you agree? Why or why not?

Part 3) Do you believe peace is the only way the liberty America wishes upon everyone can be achieved? Why or why not?

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