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Quiz Questions

  1. Which city is the capital of Israel?
  2. What is the official language of Israel?
  3. Israel has borders with four countries, can you name them?
  4. Who was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969 and became the world’s second elected female leader in modern times?
  5. Which freshwater lake in Israel is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth?

  6. What is the national parliament of Israel called?
  7. Which ancient port city is famous for its association with oranges?
  8. Can you name Israel’s national airline?
  9. Is the population of Israel closer to: (a)9 million, (b)19 million, or (c)29 million?
  10. What name is given to food prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws?
  11. How many days did the 1967 Arab–Israeli War or June War last for?
  12. What is the currency of Israel?
  13. In 1952, who was asked to be the president of Israel, but declined?
  14. Which city is the economic and technological centre of the country?
  15. Which desert comprises more than half of Israel's total land area?
  16. Name the rocky plateau in south-western Syria, with a political and strategic significance, which was seized from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 war?
  17. Built on the slopes of Mount Carmel, which city is the third-largest Israel?
  18. In which year did Israel celebrate its 50th anniversary?
  19. Who was the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel?
  20. How many miles is Israel, east-to-west at its widest point: (a)85 miles, (b)155 miles, or (c)205 miles?
  21. On which day of the week would you expect many shops to be shut because of the Shabbat, which is the Jewish Sabbath?
  22. Operation Moses refers to the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews in 1984 from which country?
  23. What name is given to a collective community that was traditionally based on agriculture?
  24. The 1973 Arab–Israeli War is better kown by what name?
  25. What colour is the Star of David on the Israeli flag?


  1. Jerusalem
  2. Hebrew
  3. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
  4. Golda Meir
  5. The Sea of Galilee (The Dead Sea, the lowest point on land on Earth is not freshwater)
  6. The Knesset
  7. Jaffa
  8. El Al
  9. (a)9 million
  10. Kosher food
  11. Six days (it is known as The Six-Day War)
  12. Israeli new shekel (or Israeli shekel)
  13. Albert Einstein
  14. Tel Aviv
  15. The Negev Desert
  16. The Golan Heights
  17. Haifa
  18. 1998
  19. David Ben-Gurion
  20. (a)85 miles
  21. Saturday
  22. Sudan
  23. Kibbutz
  24. The Yom Kippur War
  25. Blue (the flag depicts a blue Star of David on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes)

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