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. How many members are there in Israel's Knesset (parliament)?


Question 2. What day was the State of Israel established?
 May 1, 1946
 May 8, 1947
 May 14, 1948
 May 17, 1949


Question 3. 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 4. True or false: A.D. Gordon was a socialist.


Question 5. According to Abraham Isaac Kook, even secular forms of Zionism hasten what?
 The Messiah
 The apocalyptic end of days
 All Jews' return to the traditional fold
 All of these


Question 6. In Genesis, God promises Abraham land from the river of Egypt to where?
 The Euphrates River
 The Golan Heights
 The Jordan River


Question 7. Who was the first American Consul to Jerusalem?
 Edward Joy Morris
 Warder Cresson
 John C. Calhoun
 Abraham J. Karp