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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 kind of song is "Erev Shel Shoshanim" (Evening of Lilies)?
 A reggae song
 A love song
 A hip-hop song
 A piyyut (liturgical poem)

 

Question 2. Which artist came to Jerusalem in order to establish the Bezalel School?
 Marc Chagall
 Boris Schatz
 Reuven Rubin
 Nahum Gutman

 

Question 3. Which is NOT a popular Middle Eastern food?
 Falafel
 Borsht
 Shnitzel
 Baba Ghanouj

 

Question 4. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?
 26
 22
 25
 32

 

Question 5. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?
 1980
 1984
 2004
 1992

 

Question 6. 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 7. What is the main ingredient in hummus?
 Tahina
 Garlic
 Chickpeas
 Chicken