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. How many Neturei Karta members live in Israel?
 0
 20,000
 80,000
 200,000

 

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. Who wrote The Work of Revival in the Lands of the Diaspora?
 Theodor Herzl
 A.D. Gordon
 Mordecai Kaplan
 Martin Buber

 

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

 

Question 6. True or false: A.D. Gordon was a socialist.
 True
 False

 

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