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

 

Question 3. In the Bible, God first promises the Land of Israel to whose descendants?
 Adam
 Abraham
 Moses
 Joshua

 

Question 4. In 1988, whose party was banned from Israeli elections for inciting racism?
 El Sayyid Nosair
 Meir Kahane
 Baruch Goldstein
 Yasser Arafat

 

Question 5. What was Rashi's rationale for the Land of Israel belonging to the Jews?
 The Israelites captured it fair and square
 Abraham is the father of all Western religions, and he gave the land to the Jews
 The Jews have nowhere else to go
 God owns the entire world and He gave Israel to the Jews

 

Question 6. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.
 True
 False

 

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