Text Dependent Questions
- QuestionReread the first paragraph. Why was it important for Hanan Ashrawi to show the world “that the people she represented were not just ‘terrorists’ nor ‘stone throwers,’ but a repressed people with legitimate concerns?”AnswerIn doing so, she was able to show the world that Palestinians and their concerns and well-being should be taken seriously. If the world continued to think of Palestinians as only terrorists or the enemy, there was no hope of change for them.
- QuestionReread the paragraph that begins, “Eventually Palestinians decided to.” What is a “campaign of information?”AnswerA campaign of information is one in which information and facts are placed at the forefront. Its goal is to educate an audience on a particular topic by immersing them in information about it.
- QuestionWhat does the author mean when he or she writes, “It is hard for this principled crusader to remain optimistic about genuine change and peace for both Palestinians and Israelis?”AnswerHanan Ashrawi wanted change, peace and happiness for both sides in the conflict; however, she wanted that to happen in a genuine and transparent way. She wasn’t willing to endorse a peace agreement, for example, that didn’t address many of the core tenets of the issue or continue to an elected position when she saw corruption around her.
- QuestionReread the time line at the end of the text. What are some adjectives you would use to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?AnswerResponses will vary, but may include complicated, layered, violent, ongoing, unresolved, bitter, etc