My Jewish Learning

Israeli History Quiz

Since its birth in 1948, Israel has had a busy history, dotted with wars and peace treaties. How much do you know about the history of Zionism and the Jewish state?



Question 1. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 Eilat
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker

 

Question 2. In the Bible, Abraham purchases a cave in Machpelah. What does he use it for?
 Food storage
 Shelter
 Family burial ground
 Prayer space

 

Question 3. Who was Eli Cohen?
 The military general who liberated the Western Wall in 1967
 A spy for Israel
 The Mossad agent who captured Adolf Eichmann
 Yitzhak Rabin's second-in-command

 

Question 4. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
 Lebanon

 

Question 5. Who are known as Gush Emunim?
 Religious zionists
 Secular zionists
 Cultural zionists
 Post-zionists

 

Question 6. How long is the term of the Israeli President?
 4 years
 5 years
 10 years
 Until he/she dies or retires

 

Question 7. What year was Tel Aviv founded?
 70
 1492
 1882
 1909