Orientalism by Edward Said: Summary & Concept


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1. Which of the following is NOT an Orientalist bias that Edward Said sought to limit?

2. Describe the relationship Edward Said had with Bernard Lewis about Orientalism.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to gain more of an understanding about Orientalism by Edward Said. The questions are centered on topics such as the main theme of the book and Orientalist biases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will guide you to:

  • Name some criticism(s) of Orientalism
  • Understand the relationship between Said and Bernard Lewis
  • Explain an example of biased Western thought over a king's extramarital affairs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Orientalism by Edward Said
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the criticism of Orientalism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Orientalist bias

Additional Learning

If you want to read more about the perspective described in this notable book, then review the lesson titled Orientalism by Edward Said: Summary & Concept. The lesson adheres to the following study objectives:

  • Realize where Said got his ideas and influences
  • Analyze some of the responses to his theory
  • Identify Bernard Lewis