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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. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?
 Chaim Weizmann
 Yehudah Alkalai
 Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
 Abraham Isaac Kook

 

Question 2. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
 The Euphrates River
 The Golan Heights
 The Jordan River
 Jerusalem

 

Question 3. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 Eilat
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker

 

Question 4. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
 Kadima
 Mapai
 Labor
 Likud

 

Question 5. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
 El Sayyid Nosair
 Meir Kahane
 Baruch Goldstein
 Yasser Arafat

 

Question 6. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
 Lebanon

 

Question 7. In which war did Israel suffer the most casualties?
 The Lebanon War
 The Six-Day War
 The Gulf War
 The Yom Kippur War