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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. After Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, who succeeded him as Prime Minister?
 Benjamin Netanyahu
 Ehud Barak
 Shimon Peres
 Ehud Olmert


Question 2. How long was Israel's war in 1967?
 Just under a month
 Just under a week
 On and off for a couple months
 Three days


Question 3. True or false: A.D. Gordon was a socialist.


Question 4. The high-tech industry was so expansive in Israel in the 1990s, that some referred to it as what?
 Silicon Wadi
 The kibbutz movement
 The Labor Party


Question 5. What world leader famously said the words "Shalom, Chaver" at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral?
 Bill Clinton
 Hillary Clinton
 Yasser Arafat
 Jimmy Carter


Question 6. Where did David Ben-Gurion move upon his retirement?
 Tel Aviv
 New York
 Kibbutz Sde Boker


Question 7. True or false: Nahmanides believed that the only way to achieve a perfect Jewish life was to move to Israel.