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. Why are some ultra-Orthodox Jews opposed to Zionism?
 They feel for the plight of the Palestinians
 They believe that no secular Jews should live in Israel
 They believe that the establishment of the state was an anti-messianic act
 They consider Brooklyn the new Jerusalem


Question 2. What does Israel's Law of Return ensure?
 The right of every Jew to immigrate to Israel
 The right of every Jew to live free of anti-Semitism, no matter where they are
 The right of the Israeli army to enlist any Jew living in Israel
 The right of every Jew to return to increased religious practice


Question 3. Who are known as Gush Emunim?
 Religious zionists
 Secular zionists
 Cultural zionists


Question 4. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?


Question 5. In the last few decades, which of these was NOT an attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
 The Oslo Accords
 The Road Map to Peace
 The uptick in suicide bombings
 The Gaza Disengagement


Question 6. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?
 Abraham Ibn Ezra


Question 7. In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on what Jewish holiday?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Yom Kippur