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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. How many members are there in Israel's Knesset (parliament)?
 60
 90
 120
 150

 

Question 2. In dealing with Israel's Arab neighbors, who advocated for the establishment of an "Iron Wall"?
 Ze'ev Jabotinsky
 Martin Buber
 Abraham Isaac Kook
 David Ben Gurion

 

Question 3. Who was the first American Consul to Jerusalem?
 Edward Joy Morris
 Warder Cresson
 John C. Calhoun
 Abraham J. Karp

 

Question 4. Who shot Yitzhak Rabin?
 Yigal Amir
 Levi Eshkol
 Meir Kahane
 Baruch Goldstein

 

Question 5. Nahmanides said that all Jewish laws were only meant to be performed in the Land of Israel. What did he say about performing mitzvot in exile?
 It is not necessary to perform mitzvot in exile
 By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews distinguish themselves from non-Jews
 By performing mitzvot out of Israel, Jews keep tradition alive
 It is necessary to perform mitzvot out of Israel, in hopes of one day returning to the land

 

Question 6. What world leader famously said the words "Shalom, Chaver" at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral?
 Bill Clinton
 Hillary Clinton
 Yasser Arafat
 Jimmy Carter

 

Question 7. The first Intifada began in what year?
 1967
 1973
 1987
 2000