Monday, February 06, 2012

Brief quiz each class during "Lawrence of Arabia"& the Middle East study

PLease be prepared for a brief open notes quiz in each class during the viewing of "Lawrence of Arabia." The questions on the movie which are posted on the blog will be the guide.

Continent of Africa -
- Egypt
- Ethiopia
- Somalia
- Red Sea
- Mediterranean

The Arabian Peninsula
- Saudi Arabia
- Oman
- Yemen
and other nations
- Persian Gulf
- Arabian Sea

- Indian Ocean

One third of the world's oil supply comes from nations around the Persian Gulf, says National Geographic.

- Arabian dromedary, "ship of the desert"
- Mongolian 2-humped Bactrian camel, provider of fiber for Camel-hair fabrics.

WW I -
1914 - 1918
France and England Vs Germany and Austria-Hungary.

The Turks were allies of the Germans.
The Arabs were allies of the British.

TE Lawrence (1888 - 1935, a mere 46 years) was a soldier, author and diplomat.
The movie "Lawrence of Arabia" is an award-winning version of his life in WWI.

Movie summary: As a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire.

Quotes -
L: "I'm different."
L : Bedouins are a greedy, barbarous and cruel people." After Sherif Ali murders a tribesman at a forbidden desert well.
Col. Brighton: "Britain is a small nation; what makes it great is discipline."