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 does Israel's Law of Return ensure?

The right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel The right of every Jew to live free of anti-Semitism, no matter where they are The right of the Israeli army to enlist any Jew living in Israel The right of every Jew to return to increased religious practice

Qustion 2. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?

Endeavor Discovery Apollo Columbia

Qustion 3. Who was the first chair of the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs (PEC)?

Louis Brandeis Albert Einstein Louis Lipsky Ahad Ha'am

Qustion 4. What year was Tel Aviv founded?

70 1492 1882 1909

Qustion 5. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?

Abraham Ibn Ezra Nahmanides Maimonides Rashi

Qustion 6. 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 7. In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on what Jewish holiday?

Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Sukkot Hanukkah

Qustion 8. The Israeli Army withdrew from its positions in Lebanon in what year?

1983 1990 1994 2000

Qustion 9. 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 10. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?

Food storage Shelter Family burial ground Prayer space
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