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Israeli Culture Quiz

Israel is regarded as one of the most culturally vibrant places in the world, with experimental theater, visual art, an unparalleled writing scene, and more. How much do you know about Israeli culture?

Question 1. Which movie is based on a short story by A.B. Yehoshua?
 Three Days and a Child
 Fiddler on the Roof
 Beyond the Walls
 Sallah Shabbati


Question 2. What topics were the focus of the first Hebrew plays from Palestine, such as Shin Shalom's Dan the Guard (1936) and Ahron Ashman's This Land (1942)?
 The hardships of helping children born in Israel develop an appreciation for the culture of the old world
 The differences between shtetl life and kibbutz life
 Pioneering and the hardships newcomers suffered trying to build the country
 Gender dynamics in a new and politically unstable state


Question 3. Who is Dana International?
 An Arab-Israeli singer
 A transgendered Israeli pop singer
 A well-known Palestinian humanitarian
 Israel's first fashion designer


Question 4. How many teams does each Israeli soccer league have?


Question 5. What was one of the first-ever motion pictures, filmed in Ottoman Palestine?
 Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer
 Train Station in Jerusalem
 Oded the Wanderer


Question 6. Chava Alberstein sings in which three languages?
 English, French, and Hebrew
 Yiddish, Hebrew, and English
 Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish
 Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish


Question 7. When did Naomi Shemer compose the song "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav"?
 After Israel became independent
 During the British Mandate period
 Just before the Six-Day War
 After the first Intifada