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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. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?


Question 2. 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 3. Which of these is a film based on Israeli history, directed by Amos Gitai?
 39 Pounds of Love
 A & B
 A & C


Question 4. 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 5. Early folk dances from the time of the formation of the State of Israel emphasized what kind of outlook?
 A Zionist ideal of returning to the land
 The goal of reviving the spirit of the days of the Bible
 The desire to deepen love for the country and its landscape
 All of the above
 None of the above


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. 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