While Europe Slept Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Europeans have developed a deep nostalgia for the "good old days of ________________."

2. After death threats, Hirsi moved to the U.S. for a few years but returned to Europe to do what?

3. The American style economy is a danger to them because of what reason?

4. European authorities believe that when a Muslim attacks a Jewish person, it is because of what reason?

5. Weeks after the film debut, what happened to its director?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Western Europe desperately needs immigrants.

Part 1) Why does it need immigrants? Why does the author believe it going about gaining citizens in the wrong way?

Part 2) What might eventually happen it these types of immigrants continue to enter the continent without any measures of control? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) How has the U.S. been affected by immigrants? How are we still affected by immigrants? With what issues does the U.S. deal today regarding immigration? How does the U.S. deal with this issue? Does our country handle this issue well? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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