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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. What is the name of the play written by A.B. Yehoshua in 1969?
 The Patriot
 A Night in May
 Around and Around
 Waiting for Godot


Question 2. In what year did Hebrew became one of the official languages of Palestine under the British Mandate?


Question 3. 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


Question 4. Who wrote The Work of Revival in the Lands of the Diaspora?
 Theodor Herzl
 A.D. Gordon
 Mordecai Kaplan
 Martin Buber


Question 5. In Israeli soccer, the country’s best teams (first tier) play in the Premier League. What is the Premier League called in Hebrew?
 Liga Artzit
 Kadur Sal
 Ligat Ha'al
 Liga Leumit


Question 6. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?


Question 7. What was the preeminent subject of modern Hebrew literature during the late 19th and early 20th centuries?
 The tension between attachment to the old world and attraction to the new
 Life in the shtetl, Yiddish speech, the East European environment
 Loss of tradition, emigration, the Land of Israel
 Life that was filled with rationalism and freedom