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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?

Ahad Haam Theodor Herzl Leo Pinsker A.D. Gordon

Qustion 3. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?

Adam Abraham Moses Joshua

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. 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 6. 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 7. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?

El Sayyid Nosair Meir Kahane Baruch Goldstein Yasser Arafat

Qustion 8. 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 9. Who wrote The Work of Revival in the Lands of the Diaspora?

Theodor Herzl A.D. Gordon Mordecai Kaplan Martin Buber

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
View Printer Friendly Quiz » Return to Web Version