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


Question 3. Yaacov Agam is best known for what?
 Optic art
 Dot paintings


Question 4. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?
 Ahad Haam
 Theodor Herzl
 Leo Pinsker
 A.D. Gordon


Question 5. Which writer published his first volume of poetry in 1901 and came to be recognized as the preeminent voice in Hebrew poetry?
 Yehudah Amichai
 Chaim Nachman Bialik
 Aharon Appelfeld
 A. B. Yehoshua


Question 6. 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 7. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
 Habimah Theatre
 Ohel Theatre
 Avodah Ensemble
 Lovers of the Hebrew Stage