My Jewish Learning

Land of Israel Quiz

The Land of Israel has been a theological anchor for Jews for millennia. How much do you know about attitudes toward Israel in the Bible, through the Middle Ages, and after the rise of Zionism?



Question 1. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?
 Secular zionism
 Religious zionism
 Cultural zionism
 Post-zionism

 

Question 2. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
 Kadima
 Mapai
 Labor
 Likud

 

Question 3. 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 4. Who wrote The Jewish State in 1896?
 Ahad Haam
 Theodor Herzl
 Leo Pinsker
 A.D. Gordon

 

Question 5. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
 Adam
 Abraham
 Moses
 Joshua

 

Question 6. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
 The Messiah
 The apocalyptic end of days
 All Jews' return to the traditional fold
 All of these

 

Question 7. 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