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


Question 2. Why are some ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism?
 They feel for the plight of the Palestinians
 They believe that no secular Jews should live in Israel
 They believe that the establishment of the state was an anti-messianic act
 They consider Brooklyn the new Jerusalem


Question 3. Followers of Abraham Abulafia's mystical school believed that Israel represents what?
 The individual soul
 The individual heart
 The individual brain
 The individual lungs


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


Question 5. 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 6. Who coined the famous phrase: “My heart is in the East and I am in the West"?
 Theodor Herzl
 Judah Halevi
 Ahad Haam


Question 7. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
 The Euphrates River
 The Golan Heights
 The Jordan River