Trivia Quiz On Arab & Israel Conflict

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The Israeli and Arab Conflict can be traced back to the early 20th century and some people believe it all started with Israel declaring its independence. The conflict between the Arab countries and Israel was an international crisis. How much do you know about the wars that happened between them? Take up the quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Therdore Herzel publishes Der Judenstaat, "The state of the joews" Calling for a Jewish state to resolve the growing problem of anti-Semitism. First Zionist Congress discusses plansto establish a jewish state in Palestine. Political Zionism begins.
    • A. 

      1936

    • B. 

      1867

    • C. 

      1896-1897

    • D. 

      1952

  • 2. 
    The Ottoman Empire, ruler of the Arab world since 1500's is defeated.
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      WWII

    • C. 

      Korean War

    • D. 

      Cold War

  • 3. 
    Hussein-McMahon Correspondance - Britain pledges support for Arab independance from Ottoman Empire. Hussein and McMahon later disagreed over weather Palestine was included in the territory to be granted independence.
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1917

    • C. 

      1916

    • D. 

      1915

  • 4. 
    Sykes-Picot Agreetment- divides the Otttoman Arab lands into zones exercised by either French or Bristish spheres of influence. Plaestine comes under British influence.
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1917

    • C. 

      1916

    • D. 

      1915

  • 5. 
    Britain issues Balfour Declaration which calls for "Support of the establishment in Paletine of a national home for the jewish people....it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-jewish commmunities in Palestine."
    • A. 

      1917

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1915

    • D. 

      1922

  • 6. 
    Council of the League of Nations divides Atab lands; British mandate for Palestine established.
    • A. 

      1915

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1922

  • 7. 
    Arab-Jewish riots in Hebron and elsewhere left nearly 250 Arabs and jews dead and the jewish community of Hebron ceased to exist.
    • A. 

      1917

    • B. 

      1929

    • C. 

      1916

    • D. 

      1922

  • 8. 
    Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Jewish migration into Palestine increases.
    • A. 

      1912

    • B. 

      1913

    • C. 

      1929

    • D. 

      1933

  • 9. 
    The Arab Revolt- First major outbreak of Arab-jewish hostilities. Revolt leads to the Peel Commission recommendation in 1937 of partitioning Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Arabs rejected and jews accepted but wanted more land. White paper limits Jewish immigration; jews found the Mossad to arrange for illegal immigration.
    • A. 

      1936-1939

    • B. 

      1916

    • C. 

      1933-1934

    • D. 

      1941-1942

  • 10. 
    Holocaus; Haj Amin El Husseini Mufti of Jerusalem sides with Nazis. Jewish migrations into Palestine intensifies (680,000 jes in Palestine in 1946. Lebanon, Syria and Jordan had attained independance
    • A. 

      WWI

    • B. 

      WWII

    • C. 

      Gulf War

    • D. 

      Cold War

  • 11. 
    Hostilities in Palestine escalate, including the bombing og the British King David Hotel by the Jewish Irgun. Britian left after the bombing.
    • A. 

      1943

    • B. 

      1946

    • C. 

      1944

    • D. 

      1936

  • 12. 
    UN General Assebly Resolution 181 is passed, partitioning Palestine into Jewish and Arab states. Greater Jersalem was to be an International cirt. UN 181 rejected by Arabs.  Tensions escalate. Deir Yassin  Massacre (over 100 Palestinian civilians killed in Jerusalem village).
    • A. 

      1948

    • B. 

      1946

    • C. 

      1949

    • D. 

      1947-1948

  • 13. 
    Brisitsh mandate ends; Israel declares statehood. Arab arnues attack Israel. War results in a divided Jerusalem and 650,000 Palestinian refugees. UN 194 establishes commission to facilitate the repartriation or compensation of refugees.
    • A. 

      1948

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1947

  • 14. 
    Armistice (forms basis for what became known as the "green Line") Isreal holds 77% of territory. Jordan anneses East Jersalem and West Bank. Egypt controls Gaza strip. UNRWA established. Jews from Arab countries begin migration into Isreal. The Israeli Knesset passes the "Law of Return"; which entitles any jew to full Israeli citizenship.
    • A. 

      1991

    • B. 

      1967

    • C. 

      1947-1948

    • D. 

      1949-1950

  • 15. 
    Suez Crisis. Nasser's nationalization of the canal leads to military action by France, Britian, and Isreal. US forces allies withdraw. Eisenhower threatens economic sanctions on Isreal if it failed to do so.
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1953

    • C. 

      1948

    • D. 

      1933

  • 16. 
    PLO is established with the stated aim of "eliminating Zionism in Palestine."
    • A. 

      1946

    • B. 

      1964

    • C. 

      1976

    • D. 

      1981

  • 17. 
    Six Day War: - Isreal launches a preemptive strike and conquesrs the Sinai, Golan Hieghts, Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, which it annexed. 600,000 Palestinians become refugees. UN 242 calls for Israel withdrawal and establishes "land for peace principle"/
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1956

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1937

  • 18. 
    Israel begins establishing settlements in occupied territories. Jordan drives PLO out of Jordan: PLO forms base in southern Lebanon. Egypt's "war of attrition" against Isreal with Soviets aiding Nasser, leads to the Rogers Plan which sets UN 242 as the basis for negotiations.
    • A. 

      1969-1970

    • B. 

      1959-1960

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1965

  • 19. 
    Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attack Israel. No territorial change. UN 338 calls for negotions between the parties. Arab oil embargo begins and lasts for 5 months.  Leads to first peace accord.
    • A. 

      1991

    • B. 

      1982

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1990

  • 20. 
    Palestinian National Coucil adopts a politial program. Isralis interpret this as staged libertion of Palestine; it comes to be viewed as meaning that a state in part of Palestinian was acceptable to teh PLO.
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1973

    • C. 

      1974

    • D. 

      1981

  • 21. 
    Menachem Begin and Likud coalition win Israeli elections. Settlements in occupied territories increase. Egypt's President Sadat goes to Israel's Knesset and expresses desire for Egypt and Israel to live together in "permanent peace based on justice" and calls for Palestinian right to own state.
    • A. 

      1977

    • B. 

      1976

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1981

  • 22. 
    Camp David Accords - through negotitionas led by President Carter, sinai returned to Egypt in exchange for recognition of Isreal; Sets framework for settling Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arab league expels Egypt. Isreal invades Lebanon, occupies southern border.
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      1977

    • D. 

      1979

  • 23. 
    Israel annexes Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967
    • A. 

      1979

    • B. 

      1978

    • C. 

      1986

    • D. 

      1981

  • 24. 
    Israeli government declares Jerusalem is eternal, undivided capital, affirming the de facto annexation of East Jerusalem and its expanded municipal lines that included West Bank land, in 1967
    • A. 

      1981

    • B. 

      1980

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1983

  • 25. 
    Israel invades Lbanon a second time and lays siege to Beirut. PLO moves its headquarters from Beirut to Tunis. Reagan Peace Initiative and Fez Summit Peace Proposal.
    • A. 

      1989

    • B. 

      1990

    • C. 

      1982

    • D. 

      1981