Israel Made Easy: What You Need To Know

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  • 1. 

    Israel gets as much rain as:

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    D. London
    Explanation
    Israel gets as much rain as London. This means that the amount of rainfall in Israel is similar to the amount of rainfall in London. Both regions receive a similar level of precipitation, indicating that the climate in Israel is comparable to that of London in terms of rainfall.

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  • 2. 

    About how many days of sunshine does Israel get?

    • A.

      220

    • B.

      160

    • C.

      300

    • D.

      320

    Correct Answer
    C. 300
    Explanation
    Israel receives about 300 days of sunshine. This suggests that the country experiences a significant amount of sunny weather throughout the year. The high number of sunny days could be attributed to Israel's geographical location, as it is situated in the eastern Mediterranean region, which generally has a Mediterranean climate characterized by long, hot summers and mild, rainy winters. The ample sunshine in Israel is likely beneficial for various sectors such as agriculture and tourism, as well as for the overall well-being of its residents.

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  • 3. 

    Is it true that Summers are hot and very dry.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Summers are typically characterized by hot temperatures and low humidity, resulting in dry conditions. This is supported by the fact that the statement "Summers are hot and very dry" is considered true.

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  • 4. 

    Winters are generally cold at the Dead Sea and in Eilat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that winters at the Dead Sea and in Eilat are generally cold. However, this is not true. The Dead Sea and Eilat are both located in Israel, but they have different climates. While Eilat has a warm desert climate, the Dead Sea has a hot desert climate. Therefore, winters in Eilat are generally mild and pleasant, while winters at the Dead Sea can still be warm. Hence, the correct answer is False.

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  • 5. 

    Pack an umbrella - November through:  

    • A.

      April

    • B.

      March

    • C.

      September

    • D.

      January

    Correct Answer
    B. March
    Explanation
    March is the correct answer because it is a month that falls within the specified timeframe of November through April. Packing an umbrella during this period would be advisable as it is commonly associated with rainy weather in many regions.

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  • 6. 

     In April, May, September, and October the weather is generally a cold and stormy time in Israel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that April, May, September, and October are generally cold and stormy in Israel. However, this is not true. In fact, these months are considered to be part of Israel's spring and autumn seasons, which are characterized by mild temperatures and less rainfall compared to the winter months. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 7. 

    You can get almost anywhere in Israel by bus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because Israel has an extensive bus network that covers most areas of the country. Buses are a popular mode of transportation for both locals and tourists, offering convenient and affordable options for traveling within and between cities. With a well-developed bus system, it is indeed possible to reach almost anywhere in Israel by bus.

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  • 8. 

    The Central Bus Station is a fixture in most towns, known as the:

    • A.

      Bus depot

    • B.

      Transportation hub

    • C.

      Tahana Merkazit

    Correct Answer
    C. Tahana Merkazit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tahana Merkazit." In many towns, the Central Bus Station is commonly referred to as the "Tahana Merkazit." This term is likely to be used in places where Hebrew is spoken, as "Tahana Merkazit" is the Hebrew translation for "Central Bus Station." It is important to note that this term may not be universally understood outside of Hebrew-speaking areas.

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  • 9. 

    What bus company handles most of the transportation in Israel?

    • A.

      The Dan bus company

    • B.

      Egged bus cooperative

    • C.

      The blue bus companies

    Correct Answer
    B. Egged bus cooperative
    Explanation
    Egged bus cooperative is the correct answer because it is the largest and most dominant bus company in Israel. It operates a vast network of bus routes, covering both urban and intercity transportation. Egged has a long history and extensive experience in providing reliable and efficient bus services to the Israeli population. The company is known for its large fleet of buses and its wide coverage, making it the primary choice for most people traveling within Israel.

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  • 10. 

    Smoking is allowed on the buses in Israel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Smoking is not allowed on buses in Israel. This is in line with the general trend of banning smoking in public places worldwide, as it poses health risks to both smokers and non-smokers.

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  • 11. 

    The cost of the bus ride is calculated by:

    • A.

      Based on the distance you travel

    • B.

      Fares are a flat-rate per journey

    Correct Answer
    B. Fares are a flat-rate per journey
    Explanation
    The cost of the bus ride is determined by a flat-rate fee for each journey, regardless of the distance traveled. This means that no matter how far you travel, the fare remains the same.

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  • 12. 

    In what currency can the bus fare can be paid?

    • A.

      US dollars

    • B.

      Only in shekels

    • C.

      Visa or MasterCard

    Correct Answer
    B. Only in shekels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Only in shekels" because it implies that the bus fare can only be paid using the currency of shekels. This suggests that the bus fare cannot be paid in any other currency such as US dollars or through Visa or MasterCard.

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  • 13. 

    When you rent a car in Israel you are generally responsible for:

    • A.

      Keeping it clean

    • B.

      Make sure it service

    • C.

      When you rent a car in Israel you are generally responsible for any damage to or loss of the vehicle. You may also be liable for any property damage or personal injury that you may cause while driving.

    Correct Answer
    C. When you rent a car in Israel you are generally responsible for any damage to or loss of the vehicle. You may also be liable for any property damage or personal injury that you may cause while driving.
    Explanation
    When you rent a car in Israel, you are generally responsible for any damage to or loss of the vehicle. This means that if the car gets damaged or stolen during the rental period, you will be held accountable for the repair or replacement costs. Additionally, you may also be liable for any property damage or personal injury that you may cause while driving the rented car. This means that if you are involved in an accident and cause damage to someone else's property or injure someone, you will be responsible for covering the expenses associated with the damages or injuries.

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  • 14. 

    Before you rent a car remember that gas costs the equivalent of U.S. $ ____ per gallon.

    • A.

      $4

    • B.

      $8

    • C.

      $6

    • D.

      $6.50

    Correct Answer
    C. $6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is $6. This means that the cost of gas per gallon is $6.

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  • 15. 

    What is the currency does Israel trade with?

    • A.

      The United States Dollar

    • B.

      The New Israeli Shekel

    • C.

      It only accepts credit cards

    Correct Answer
    B. The New Israeli Shekel
    Explanation
    Israel trades with the New Israeli Shekel as its currency. This is the official currency of Israel and is widely used for trade and commerce within the country. The United States Dollar is not the currency used in Israel, although it may be accepted in some places as a form of payment. The option stating that Israel only accepts credit cards is incorrect, as cash transactions with the New Israeli Shekel are also common in the country.

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  • 16. 

    Rates for hotels, guiding services, and car rentals are always quoted and paid for in:

    • A.

      The New Israeli Shekel(or NIS)

    • B.

      Foreign currency

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreign currency
    Explanation
    Rates for hotels, guiding services, and car rentals are always quoted and paid for in foreign currency. This means that when booking these services in Israel, the prices will be quoted and paid in a currency other than the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). This is because these services are often used by tourists and international travelers who may not have local currency readily available. Therefore, the prices are quoted and paid in a foreign currency that is more widely accepted and accessible to these travelers.

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  • 17. 

    For the most favorable rates, change money through:

    • A.

      Money changers

    • B.

      Banks

    • C.

      ATMs

    • D.

      In the hotel

    Correct Answer
    B. Banks
    Explanation
    Banks are the most favorable option for changing money because they typically offer competitive exchange rates and lower fees compared to other options such as money changers or ATMs. Banks are regulated financial institutions that provide reliable and secure currency exchange services. Additionally, banks often have a wide network of branches and ATMs, making it convenient for travelers to access their services. Changing money in the hotel is generally not recommended as they tend to have higher fees and less favorable exchange rates.

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  • 18. 

    I should avoid buying gold, silver, gemstones, and antiquities in bazaars (like Jerusalem's Old City souk), where things aren't always what they seem and prices fluctuate wildly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that buying gold, silver, gemstones, and antiquities in bazaars can be risky because these items may not be authentic or of good quality. Additionally, prices in bazaars can be highly variable and inflated, making it difficult to determine the true value of the items. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid purchasing these items in bazaars like Jerusalem's Old City souk.

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  • 19. 

    What languages are widely spoken in Israel?

    • A.

      Hebrew

    • B.

      Arabic

    • C.

      English

    • D.

      Russian

    • E.

      French

    • F.

      Amharic

    • G.

      Dutch

    • H.

      Japanese

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Hebrew
    B. Arabic
    C. English
    D. Russian
    E. French
    F. Amharic
    Explanation
    The widely spoken languages in Israel are Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian, French, and Amharic. These languages have different historical, cultural, and demographic reasons for being spoken in Israel. Hebrew is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the population. Arabic is also an official language and is spoken by the Arab population. English is widely spoken as a second language and is used in various sectors such as business and education. Russian, French, and Amharic are spoken by immigrant communities in Israel.

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  • 20. 

    What TV station shows the news in English once a day?

    • A.

      Channel 11

    • B.

      Channel 3

    • C.

      Channel 10

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Channel 3
    Explanation
    Channel 3 is the correct answer because it is the TV station that shows the news in English once a day. This suggests that the other channels mentioned (Channel 11 and Channel 10) do not show the news in English or do not show it once a day. The option "None of the above" implies that there is no other TV station that meets the criteria of showing the news in English once a day.

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  • 21. 

    Muslim sites are closed for tourists on:

    • A.

      Sundays

    • B.

      Saturdays

    • C.

      Fridays

    • D.

      Every other Monday

    Correct Answer
    C. Fridays
    Explanation
    Muslim sites are closed for tourists on Fridays because it is the holy day for Muslims. Friday is considered the day of congregational prayer and worship in Islam, known as Jummah. Muslims gather in mosques for prayers and engage in religious activities on this day. To respect the religious significance of Fridays, many Muslim sites close their doors to tourists, allowing Muslims to worship without disturbance.

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  • 22. 

    Avoid the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City between:

    • A.

      12 PM to 2 PM on Sunday

    • B.

      12 PM to 2 PM on Saturday

    • C.

      12 PM to 2 PM on Friday

    Correct Answer
    C. 12 PM to 2 PM on Friday
    Explanation
    The Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City should be avoided between 12 PM to 2 PM on Friday. This is because Friday is the Muslim holy day, and during this time, Muslims gather for congregational prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is located in the Muslim Quarter. The area can become crowded and congested with worshippers, making it difficult to navigate through.

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  • 23. 

    Jewish religious sites, and some museums and historical sites are closed midday on Friday until:

    • A.

      Friday evening

    • B.

      Saturday evening

    • C.

      Sunday evening

    Correct Answer
    B. Saturday evening
    Explanation
    Jewish religious sites, museums, and historical sites are closed midday on Friday until Saturday evening because it is the Sabbath, a holy day in Judaism. According to Jewish tradition, the Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and lasts until sundown on Saturday. During this time, observant Jews refrain from work and engage in prayer, rest, and spending time with family. Therefore, these sites are closed to respect and honor the religious observance of the Sabbath.

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  • 24. 

    Dress code for religious sites is:

    • A.

      Anything goes

    • B.

      According to your own customs

    • C.

      No shorts, bare midriffs, or sleeves shorter than T-shirt-length. Men cover their heads in Jewish shrines and synagogues, bare them in churches.

    • D.

      Comfortable clothing

    Correct Answer
    C. No shorts, bare midriffs, or sleeves shorter than T-shirt-length. Men cover their heads in Jewish shrines and synagogues, bare them in churches.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the dress code for religious sites prohibits wearing shorts, bare midriffs, or sleeves shorter than T-shirt-length. Additionally, it mentions that men should cover their heads in Jewish shrines and synagogues but bare them in churches. This implies that visitors should dress modestly and respect the customs and traditions of the specific religious site they are visiting.

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  • 25. 

    "Kosher" has nothing to do with particular ethnic cuisines but with certain restrictions (no pork or shellfish, no dairy and meat products on the same menu).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement correctly explains that "Kosher" is not related to any specific ethnic cuisine but rather refers to certain dietary restrictions. These restrictions include avoiding pork, shellfish, and the combination of dairy and meat products on the same menu. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 26. 

    Cash tips are generally:

    • A.

      5%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      12%

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    C. 12%
    Explanation
    Cash tips are generally expected to be around 12% of the total bill. This is a common practice in many industries, especially in the service sector where tipping is customary. A 12% tip is considered a fair amount and is often seen as a standard percentage for showing appreciation for good service. It is important to note that tipping customs may vary in different countries and cultures, so it is always advisable to be aware of the local norms when it comes to tipping.

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  • 27. 

    Israel is the world's leading cellphone user (per capita).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Israel being the world's leading cellphone user (per capita) means that, on average, people in Israel use cellphones more than people in any other country. This could be due to various factors such as high smartphone penetration, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, and a tech-savvy population. The statement suggests that cellphone usage in Israel is higher compared to other countries when considering the number of cellphones used per person.

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  • 28. 

    Most hotels offer paid Internet access, and the better ones offer WiFi.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    • C.

      Just in Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Most hotels offer paid Internet access, which means that guests have to pay a fee to access the internet in their rooms. Additionally, the better hotels also offer WiFi, which is a wireless internet connection that allows guests to connect their devices without the need for cables. Therefore, the statement that most hotels offer paid Internet access and the better ones offer WiFi is true.

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