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. The message thanks Americans for giving the world Abraham Lincoln, Jimi Hendrix, Julia Roberts, Miles Davis, and a continuing list of ________________.

2. Why are the younger Muslims an increasing challenge to French society?

3. Why is corruption high in Muslim countries?

4. What does the European tolerance of differences in beliefs plus the lack of help in integrating into their new home, create?

5. Some who are actually European born have moved back to their native countries but continue to receive what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe European politicians.

2. What did the narrator encounter in Norway?

3. How do most Europeans view immigrants? How does this compare to the American view of immigrants?

4. Of what is Bawer convinced? Why?

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

6. Who is Mullah Krekar?

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

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

10. According to the author, there is a clear difference between American and European thinking. What is this difference?

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

The writer never felt more like an American until 9/11.

Part 1) Why did he feel this way? How did his view of the U.S. change from the time he moved to Europe until this day?

Part 2) How did the view of many Europeans regarding this tragedy compare to the author's? Why? What does this say about both the author and the Europeans?

Part 3) What other events might have changed the European perspective on 9/11? Why?

Essay Topic 3

European social organizations are exploited.

Part 1) Describe these social organizations. How are they exploited? Why are they exploited?

Part 2) How does this exploitation affect Europe? What can be done about this? Has anything been done about this? If so, what? If not, why not?

Part 3) Are American social organizations exploited? If so, how? If not, why not?

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