Unit 4 Quiz-Politics of the Middle East

  • Question 1

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following is NOT an example of how the “Islamization” of Iran impacted women?
Selected Answer:  

By 1981, women lost the right to vote

Answers: By 1980, a dress code requiring all women to wear a hijab was introduced
By 1981, women lost the right to initiate divorce
 

By 1981, women lost the right to vote

By 1981, women were prohibited from studying law, medicine, and engineering in university
  • Question 2

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following most accurately depicts the membership in the militant Islamic organizations al-Takfir and al-Jihad?
Selected Answer:  

Recent university graduates in demanding secular fields such as engineering and medicine

Answers: Semi-literate slum dwellers upset over rising food prices
Rural peasants upset with shrinking agricultural revenue
Pan-Arab socialists
 

Recent university graduates in demanding secular fields such as engineering and medicine

  • Question 3

0 out of 1 points

Which of the following is an accurate description of the elements of the October War that made it in part a proxy war?
Selected Answer:  

The Cold War led the US and the Soviet Union to provide direct, substantial military support to Israel and Egypt and Syria, respectively

Answers: The Cold War led the US and the Soviet Union to provide direct, substantial military support to Israel and Egypt and Syria, respectively
There was a clear patron-client relationship between the superpowers and the regional powers
The role of the US and the Soviet Union exacerbated the level and costs of the conflict
 

All of these statements capture the elements of the October War that made it in part a proxy war

  • Question 4

1 out of 1 points

It was Ayatollah Khomeini’s long-held belief that a truly Islamic state could be ensured only by the _______________________.
Selected Answer:  

governance of the religious establishment.

Answers: governance of the people
establishment of Sunni Islam within all societal spheres: economical, political, and legal.
 

governance of the religious establishment.

revolution of the people.
  • Question 5

0 out of 1 points

Which of the following did NOT occur as result of the Camp David Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli treaty signed in Washington?
Selected Answer:  

Israel could deal with the occupied territories as it saw fit

Answers: Israel could deal with the occupied territories as it saw fit
Egypt was expelled from the Arab League and league headquarters were transferred to Tunis
The framework for peace was never implemented, despite protests and urgings from both the US and Egypt
 

Israel began a staged withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 1980

  • Question 6

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following received generous Saudi aid in return for muting their criticism of the kingdom and its ties to the US?
Selected Answer:  

Syria and the PLO

Answers: Hamas
Nasser’s Egypt
 

Syria and the PLO

Lebanon and Hizbullah
  • Question 7

1 out of 1 points

Southern Yemen had been a protectorate of which imperial power?
Selected Answer:  

Britain

Answers: Ottoman
Italy
Germany
 

Britain

  • Question 8

1 out of 1 points

What did the establishment of al-Asad’s cult of personality in the 1980s reveal?
Selected Answer:  

All of these answers are correct

Answers: His authority did not rest on popular consent or civilian institutions; it rested on the loyalty of his armed forces
As the regime became more repressive and remote, the orchestrated adulation of al-Asad became more pronounced
The regime’s unpopular politics could be explained away by raising the image of the president to one whose wisdom was beyond that of the average citizen
 

All of these answers are correct

 

 

 

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