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. Which political party controlled the Knesset for a decade after the Six-Day War?
 Kadima
 Mapai
 Labor
 Likud

 

Question 2. Which of these are non-Jewish citizens of Israel?
 Circassians
 Druze
 Bedouin
 All of these

 

Question 3. Who coined the famous phrase: “My heart is in the East and I am in the West"?
 Theodor Herzl
 Maimonides
 Judah Halevi
 Ahad Haam

 

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

 

Question 5. How many members are there in Israel's Knesset (parliament)?
 60
 90
 120
 150

 

Question 6. 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 7. The Israeli Defense Force ran a covert operation in Entebbe, Uganda to rescue the passengers from what plane?
 El Al 928
 British Airways 27
 American Airlines 999
 Air France 139