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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. What was the name of the space shuttle Ilan Ramon tragically died on?


Question 2. 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 3. In which war did Israel suffer the most casualties?
 The Lebanon War
 The Six-Day War
 The Gulf War
 The Yom Kippur War


Question 4. 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


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


Question 6. 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 7. What world leader famously said the words "Shalom, Chaver" at Yitzhak Rabin's funeral?
 Bill Clinton
 Hillary Clinton
 Yasser Arafat
 Jimmy Carter