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

 

Question 2. True or false: Arab-Israelis are obligated to fight in the Israeli army.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. Which Israeli Supreme Court judge led what is considered to be the most activist court in Israeli history?
 Aharon Barak
 Ehud Barak
 John Demjanjuk
 Moshe Katsav

 

Question 5. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?
 Endeavor
 Discovery
 Apollo
 Columbia

 

Question 6. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?
 Abraham Ibn Ezra
 Nahmanides
 Maimonides
 Rashi

 

Question 7. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
 Lebanon