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

 

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

 

Question 4. Yaacov Agam is best known for what?
 Optic art
 Dot paintings
 Sculptures
 Watercolors

 

Question 5. Which is NOT a popular Middle Eastern food?
 Falafel
 Borsht
 Shnitzel
 Baba Ghanouj

 

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. In what year did Hebrew became one of the official languages of Palestine under the British Mandate?
 1914
 1932
 1922
 1941