Israel At 71. Quiz #1

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A quiz created by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs in honor of Israel's 71st year of independence. Test your knowledge of Israeli politics, security, geography, and culture here!
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which of these years were Jews NOT the majority of Jerusalem's population? 

    • A.

      1863

    • B.

      1869

    • C.

      1874

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    *##*Modern Jerusalem's Jewish majority did not begin with Israel's founding in 1948 or unification in 1967, but in fact began much earlier, and was first recorded in the 1860s. Learn more about Jerusalem's eternal Jewish connections and character*##*Incorrect. Jerusalem had a Jewish majority this year. Modern Jerusalem's Jewish majority did not begin with Israel's founding in 1948 or unification in 1967, but in fact began much earlier, and was first recorded in the 1860's. Learn more about Jerusalem's eternal Jewish connections and character

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  • 2. 

    Which one of these international governments and organizations accepted the Balfour Declaration, which gave British support for the 'Founding of a national home for the Jewish people' in the years following its creation in 1917?

    • A.

      The League of Nations

    • B.

      The United States

    • C.

      The Ottoman Empire

    • D.

      France

    • E.

      All of the above 

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above 
    Explanation
    All of the major powers, including the Ottoman Empire accepted the Balfour Declaration in the years following its creation. Learn More

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  • 3. 

    Which one of these countries does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel? 

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Guatemala

    • E.

      Czech Republic

    • F.

      Honduras

    Correct Answer
    B. Australia
    Explanation
    Australia has not officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in June 2014, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer declared in the Australian Parliament that the Australian government does not view east Jerusalem as “occupied territory." Find out more

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  • 4. 

    Which one of these famous Israeli political leaders did not grow up in the United States? 

    • A.

      Prime Minister Golda Meir

    • B.

      Member of Knesset Michael Oren

    • C.

      Ambassador Dore Gold

    • D.

      Ambassador Abba Eban

    Correct Answer
    D. Ambassador Abba Eban
    Explanation
    Abba Eban, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations, was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1915. Read a 1994 interview with Abba Eban, published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. (Begins at page 23)

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  • 5. 

    Which one of these green Israeli companies, has been targeted by the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement?

    • A.

      Tethys Solar Desalinization

    • B.

      SodaStream

    • C.

      Netafim drip irrigation systems

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of these companies, which work to reduce waste and water consumption globally, have been targeted by the BDS movement, a terror-linked movement falsely characterized as "peaceful" that uses economic means to delegitimize Israel. Find out more about the destructive BDS movement

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  • 6. 

    What is Israel's most populous city?

    • A.

      Tel Aviv 

    • B.

      Beer Sheva

    • C.

      Haifa

    • D.

      Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    D. Jerusalem
    Explanation
    Jerusalem is Israel's largest city in terms of population, with an estimated 882,652 residents in 2017. It has more than double Tel Aviv's population of 438,818. Find out more about Jerusalem's unique political and demographic character here.

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  • 7. 

    Which Latin American country, with its capital at Montevideo, formerly had its Israeli embassy in Beit Milken, the landmark Jerusalem building where the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is based? 

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      Uruguay

    • D.

      Colombia

    Correct Answer
    C. Uruguay
    Explanation
    Beit Milken served as the Embassy of Uruguay from 1957-1980. Find out more about Beit Milken

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