egyptian revolt

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 February, 2011, 12:00am

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 How do Al-Qaeda aim to save the Muslim world?

a. through democracy and violence

b. through fighting and a strict version of Islam

c. through liberal views and discussion

d. through communism

2 Which of the following is the view of Kenneth Pollack?

a. the Egyptian revolution is definitely a defeat for al-Qaeda

b. the Egyptian revolution will spread to Europe

c. the Egyptian revolution is definitely a victory for al-Qaeda

d. the Egyptian revolution may be a defeat or victory for al-Qaeda, depending on what happens next

3 According to Shafeeq Ghabra, what impact will Mubarak's removal have on young people in Arab nations?

a. they will be more violent

b. they will be more willing to speak out

c. they will take over from the provisional government soon

d. they will take part in peaceful demonstrations

4 The Chinese government censored news at the start of the Egyptian revolution because...

a. Chinese authorities feared it could lead to similar revolts in China.

b. the images were too violent to be seen by children.

c. reporting the unrest could have led the Chinese stock market to collapse.

d. China has been hostile to Egypt for many years.

Think about

1 What led to the Egyptian revolution?

2 Is democracy the best way of governance for Egypt?

3 What is the effect of the revolution on other countries?


1 More than 100 people took part in the ............. to urge the government to increase the transportation subsidy.

2 The ......... between police and protesters turned violent, leading to many people being injured.

3 The building was ........ so police could safely continue their search after the explosion.


Reading comprehension: 1. b, 2. d, 3. b, 4. a

Vocabulary: 1. rally, 2. clash, 3. sealed off