My Jewish Learning

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 year was the Six-Day War?
 1948
 1956
 1967
 1973

 

Question 2. 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 3. Which Israeli Supreme Court judge led what is considered to be the most activist court in Israeli history?
 Aharon Barak
 Ehud Barak
 John Demjanjuk
 Moshe Katsav

 

Question 4. True or false: Arab-Israelis are obligated to fight in the Israeli army.
 True
 False

 

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. 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 7. The first Intifada began in what year?
 1967
 1973
 1987
 2000