Modern Israel: 1967-2000

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This is part of a test that covers the history of Modern Israel since the Six Day War in 1967. It covers the Six Day War, the 1970s, the Intifada, and the Oslo Peace Accords. The test also includes an essay in which students must discuss the positive and negative consequences of the Six Day War.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements most accurately describes the Six-Day War?
    • A. 

      Jordan attacked Israel, Israel captured Jerusalem, Israel destroyed Egypt’s air force, and finally Israel captured the Golan Heights.

    • B. 

      Egypt attacked Israel, Israel captured the Golan Heights, and then Israel captured Jerusalem.

    • C. 

      Israel bombed Egypt’s airfields, then pushed the Jordanians across the Jordan River, and finally captured and secured the Golan Heights.

    • D. 

      Syria attacked first, then Jordan attacked, then Egypt attacked while Israel fought them all at once.

    • E. 

      None of the above accurately reflects the events that took place during the war.

  • 2. 
    One of the issues that arose in Israeli politics after the Six-Day War was whether or not to:
    • A. 

      Maintain universal healthcare

    • B. 

      Make Israel a binational state

    • C. 

      Remain a democracy

    • D. 

      Trade land for peace

    • E. 

      All of these were ideas that Israel struggled with

  • 3. 
    A map of the Middle East shows:
    • A. 

      Jordan to the east of Israel and Syria to the south

    • B. 

      Egypt to the south of Israel and Lebanon to the north

    • C. 

      Syria to the south and Egypt to the east of Israel

    • D. 

      Lebanon to the south and Jordan to the west

    • E. 

      Syria to the north and Lebanon to the east

  • 4. 
    The Yom Kippur war resulted in
    • A. 

      An exuberant, intoxicating victory for Israel

    • B. 

      A failure in intelligence and an emotional loss for Israel

    • C. 

      A military victory for the Egyptians

    • D. 

      None of the above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Israel's main purpose for invading Lebanon in 1982 was to
    • A. 

      Oust the Palestinians and Arafat from Lebanon

    • B. 

      Support the Lebanese Christian leadership

    • C. 

      Diversify Israel's territorial holdings

    • D. 

      Stop the Lebanese Muslims from raiding Israel's northern towns

    • E. 

      Gain an additional port for trade

  • 6. 
    The major conflicting issue for the Israelis during the first intifada was how to
    • A. 

      Limit the use of force in the West Bank and Gaza

    • B. 

      Diminish Palestinian nationalism

    • C. 

      Target particular neighborhoods for surveillance

    • D. 

      Annex the West Bank without having a demographic issue

    • E. 

      Behave like soldiers in a conventional (normal) war

  • 7. 
    The Settlement Movement began because
    • A. 

      The Labor party's government wanted a bargaining chip in the peace process

    • B. 

      The Likud party wanted to defend the concept of greater Eretz Yisrael

    • C. 

      There was not enough room for Jews living in pre-Six Day War Israel

    • D. 

      The Labor party's government wanted Jews in the territories for security reasons

    • E. 

      The Israeli government was trying to appease Palestinian-Israelis

  • 8. 
    Defense Minister Ariel Sharon resigned and Israel accepted indirectresponsibility for the atrocities that took place at Sabra and Shatila in Lebanon because
    • A. 

      Lebanese Christian militias asked the Israelis for permission to enter the camps

    • B. 

      Palestinian civilians were massacred by Lebanese Christian militants while the Israeli military controlled the area

    • C. 

      Palestinian militants were exiled from Lebanon by Lebanese Muslim militants while the Israeli military controlled the area

    • D. 

      The Palestinians blamed Israel for carrying out the massacres

    • E. 

      Sharon moved the Israeli army beyond the 45 kilometer buffer zone

  • 9. 
    United Nations Resolution 242 demands the “withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict.”  The “recent conflict” refers to:
    • A. 

      The 1956 war (Suez War)

    • B. 

      The Six Day War

    • C. 

      The Israeli War of Independence

    • D. 

      The Lebanon War

    • E. 

      Both "a" and "c"

  • 10. 
    Israel’s existence would be threatened by the annexation of the West Bank because
    • A. 

      Demographics would threaten the Jewish state if it remained a democracy

    • B. 

      Jordan would start a war if the West Bank were part of Israel

    • C. 

      The Palestinians wanted the West Bank to be their nation-state

    • D. 

      Half of Jerusalem was originally part of Jordan

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Black September refers to when
    • A. 

      Israel almost lost the Six Day War

    • B. 

      The Jews reunited Jerusalem in 1967

    • C. 

      Jordan evicted Palestinian militants from its borders

    • D. 

      The 1956 war resulted in returning Sinai

    • E. 

      Lebanon evicted the Arafat and Palestinian militants, and they went to Tunis

  • 12. 
    The Settlement Movement remains an issue in Israeli politics because
    • A. 

      It hasn’t succeeded in changing the demographics in the West Bank and Gaza

    • B. 

      Jews continue to settle in the West Bank today

    • C. 

      The Palestinians are offended when Jewish Israelis settle in the West Bank

    • D. 

      Whether settlements increase or decrease Israel’s overall security is controversial

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The Camp David Accords in 1979 established
    • A. 

      Peace between Egypt and Israel in exchange for Sinai and Gaza

    • B. 

      Peace between Egypt and Israel in exchange for the Sinai

    • C. 

      A cease-fire between Egypt and Israel in exchange for the Sinai

    • D. 

      A cease-fire between Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Israel

    • E. 

      Peace between Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Israel in exchange for Sinai

  • 14. 
    U.N. Resolution 242 attempted to appease the Jews but not the Arabs. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union played a significant role in the Six Day War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The 1960s was an important decade for the Palestinians because they began to solidify a Palestinian national consciousness during these years. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In 1977 Israel elected a non-socialist government for the first time in her history because of the low morale among Israeli citizens following the Six Day War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Arab meeting in Khartoum is significant because it established parameters within which Arab states and the Palestinians would negotiate with Israel following the Suez War in 1956. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    After the Six Day War, Israel had expanded its territory by occupying the West Bank, the Sinai and Gaza, and a part of Lebanon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The Oslo Peace Accords (1993) set up a plan in which the Israelis and the Palestinians would develop trust and increase love between them before discussing the Final Status Issues.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False