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

 

Question 2. Who was the first chair of the Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs (PEC)?
 Louis Brandeis
 Albert Einstein
 Louis Lipsky
 Ahad Ha'am

 

Question 3. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
 Kadima
 Mapai
 Labor
 Likud

 

Question 4. Prior to the Disengagement from Gaza, what percentage of the population there was Jewish?
 0.06%
 5%
 10%
 15%

 

Question 5. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 Eilat
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker

 

Question 6. What year was Tel Aviv founded?
 70
 1492
 1882
 1909

 

Question 7. Who was the first American Consul to Jerusalem?
 Edward Joy Morris
 Warder Cresson
 John C. Calhoun
 Abraham J. Karp