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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. Both individuals and governments blamed the attack on what?

2. What is "honor" killing?

3. Why is corruption high in Muslim countries?

4. European politicians are ___________________.

5. On September 11th, 2001, the Narrator was in ________ and turned the TV on in time to see the second plane hit the World Trade Center.

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to London? What was Prime Minister Tony Blair's response? How was Europe affected by this?

2. Who is Mullah Krekar?

3. Of what have immigrant Muslims taken advantage?

4. Why did Baum want to keep up with Dutch issues?

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

6. What was the establishment's response to the public's dislike of their constitution?

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

8. What proof does the author give that anti-Semitism in France is spreading like an epidemic?

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

10. What was the major trend in Europe?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ann Lindh was a Swedish ministers for foreign affairs.

Part 1) For what was she the forerunner? What is beneficial about this? What is detrimental? Why?

Part 2) How does Lindh reflect the view of many Europeans? Why does the author see this as a problem?

Part 3) What are your thoughts on this topic? Is this an issue in the U.S.? Why or why not? What other religious and cultural issues exist in the U.S.?

Essay Topic 2

Olaf Gersemann tried to break the stereotype that Europeans had towards Americans.

Part 1) How does he go about trying to break this? Why does he try to break this stereotype? How does he benefit from ti?

Part 2) Is he successful at breaking the stereotype? Why or why not? What stereotype do Americans have of Europeans? Why?

Part 3) What stereotypes do you witness in your own life? Are these accurate? Why or why not? Can they be broken? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

On July 7, 2005, London was attacked.

Part 1) Describe this attack. Why might it have taken place? What is the reaction to this attack? How does this reaction compare to the reaction to the attack in Madrid?

Part 2) What does this attack reveal about Great Britain? What does it reveal about the rest of Europe?

Part 3) Do you believe attacks like this one will continue? Why or why not? If so, what can be done to stop them?

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