Israeli History Quiz

Since its birth in 1948, Israel has had a busy history, dotted with wars and peace treaties. How much do you know about the history of Zionism and the Jewish state?

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Qustion 1. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?

Endeavor Discovery Apollo Columbia

Qustion 2. After Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, who succeeded him as Prime Minister?

Benjamin Netanyahu Ehud Barak Shimon Peres Ehud Olmert

Qustion 3. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?

The Euphrates River The Golan Heights The Jordan River Jerusalem

Qustion 4. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.

True False

Qustion 5. Who was the first American Consul to Jerusalem?

Edward Joy Morris Warder Cresson John C. Calhoun Abraham J. Karp

Qustion 6. Nahmanides said that all Jewish laws were only meant to be performed in the Land of Israel. What did he say about performing mitzvot in exile?

It is not necessary to perform mitzvot in exile By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews distinguish themselves from non-Jews By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews keep tradition alive It is necessary to perform mitzvot out of Israel, in hopes of one day returning to the land

Qustion 7. What was Rashi's rationale for the Land of Israel belonging to the Jews?

The Israelites captured it fair and square Abraham is the father of all Western religions, and he gave the land to the Jews The Jews have nowhere else to go God owns the entire world and He gave Israel to the Jews

Qustion 8. Which Israeli Supreme Court judge led what is considered to be the most activist court in Israeli history?

Aharon Barak Ehud Barak John Demjanjuk Moshe Katsav

Qustion 9. What are Israel's official languages?

Hebrew and English Hebrew and Arabic Hebrew and Russian Hebrew only

Qustion 10. Who wrote the lyrics for Israel's anthem Hatikvah?

Naphtali Herz Imber Samuel Cohen Theodor Herzl David Ben-Gurion
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