Islam, The Middle East, and The West

 

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Islam, The Middle East, and The West

Question 1
According to journalist Stephen Kinzer, "It was the first time the United States overthrew a foreign government. It set a pattern for years to come and shaped the way millions of people view the United States." What is the "it" to which he refers?
A
World War II
B
The Cuban Missile Crisis
C
The Cold War
D
The 1953 coup in Iran

Question 2
Which country created the Balfour Declaration as a declaration of its post-World War I policy regarding Palestine?
A
Russia
B
Great Britain
C
France
D
Germany

Question 3
Fill in the blank. The majority of the soldiers in the army that conquered Spain in 711 were NOT .....
A
men
B
Muslims
C
Arabs
D
Berbers

Question 4
Fill in the blank. The systematic persecutions of Jews, such as those that occurred during the First Crusade, are known as .....
A
jihad
B
pogroms
C
the Holocaust
D
zakat

Question 5
According to journalist Thomas Lippman, what is the basis of the U.S./Saudi alliance?
A
Exploitation of oil resources
B
Shared values
C
Fear of Chinese power
D
Fear of British power

Question 6
Fill in the blank. The Andalusian philosopher ..... is considered the father of secular thought in Europe.
A
Avicenna
B
Averroes
C
Muhammad
D
Abd al-Rahman

Question 7
In 1953, the United States overthrew the democratically elected prime minister of which country?
A
Iraq
B
Iran
C
Syria
D
Egypt

Question 8
According to The Applied History Group, "by destroying the Islamic empires that existed before they came, the Mongols instigated a new era for the Islamic world, in which most of the region's power would fall to three great empires." Which of the following lists these three great empires?
A
Greek, Roman, and Byzantine
B
British, French, and American
C
Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal
D
Spanish, American, and German

Question 9
Fill in the blank. In 1957, Dwight Eisenhower promulgated the ....., under which another country could request U.S. military and economic assistance to counter aggression from another state.
A
Good Neighbor Policy
B
Lend/Lease Act
C
Eisenhower Doctrine
D
Nixon Doctrine

Question 10
Of the following people, who was most closely associated with Arab nationalism?
A
Dwight D. Eisenhower
B
Gamal Abdel Nasser
C
Sadam Hussein
D
Adolf Hitler
There are 10 questions to complete.

 

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