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. Prior to the Disengagement from Gaza, what percentage of the population there was Jewish?

0.06% 5% 10% 15%

Qustion 2. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?

The individual soul The individual heart The individual brain The individual lungs

Qustion 3. Which of these are non-Jewish citizens of Israel?

Circassians Druze Bedouin All of these

Qustion 4. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?

Adam Abraham Moses Joshua

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. True or false: Phase I of the 2003 Road Map for Peace called for a freeze of all Israeli settlements.

True False

Qustion 7. The first Intifada began in what year?

1967 1973 1987 2000

Qustion 8. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?

The Messiah The apocalyptic end of days All Jews' return to the traditional fold All of these

Qustion 9. When did Israeli academics begin to write new historical narratives that contradict traditional Zionist views?

In 1973, after Israel's demoralizing defeat in the Yom Kippur War Immediately after 1967, when the Palestinian problem became prominent and unavoidable In the 1980s, after analyzing recently declassified documents from the early years of the state In 1995, out of despair after Rabin's assassination

Qustion 10. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?

Chaim Weizmann Yehudah Alkalai Zvi Hirsch Kalischer Abraham Isaac Kook
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