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. Who was Eli Cohen?
 The military general who liberated the Western Wall in 1967
 A spy for Israel
 The Mossad agent who captured Adolf Eichmann
 Yitzhak Rabin's second-in-command


Question 2. Which of these figures was NOT a religious Zionist?
 Chaim Weizmann
 Yehudah Alkalai
 Zvi Hirsch Kalischer
 Abraham Isaac Kook


Question 3. After Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, who succeeded him as Prime Minister?
 Benjamin Netanyahu
 Ehud Barak
 Shimon Peres
 Ehud Olmert


Question 4. 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 5. Which of these are non-Jewish citizens of Israel?
 All of these


Question 6. In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on what Jewish holiday?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Yom Kippur


Question 7. What are Israel's official languages?
 Hebrew and English
 Hebrew and Arabic
 Hebrew and Russian
 Hebrew only