Land of Israel Quiz


The Land of Israel has been a theological anchor for Jews for millennia. How much do you know about attitudes toward Israel in the Bible, through the Middle Ages, and after the rise of Zionism?

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Qustion 1. 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 2. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?

The Euphrates River The Golan Heights The Jordan River Jerusalem

Qustion 3. The Meimad Party believes which of these statements to be true:

The modern state should include all of biblical Israel, all the way to the Euphrates No Arab should have Israeli citizenship There should be one binational state It is against the Torah to place the Land of Israel above all other values and concerns

Qustion 4. Why are some ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism?

They feel for the plight of the Palestinians They believe that no secular Jews should live in Israel They believe that the establishment of the state was an anti-messianic act They consider Brooklyn the new Jerusalem

Qustion 5. Early Zionists considered whch of these countries as possible sites for the Jewish homeland?

Uganda and Argentina Uganda and Kenya Argentina and Chile Syria and Lebanon

Qustion 6. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?

Ze'ev Jabotinsky Martin Buber Abraham Isaac Kook David Ben Gurion

Qustion 7. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?

Food storage Shelter Family burial ground Prayer space

Qustion 8. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?

Secular zionism Religious zionism Cultural zionism Post-zionism

Qustion 9. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?

Ahad Haam Theodor Herzl Leo Pinsker A.D. Gordon

Qustion 10. 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
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