Israel Quiz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 03 May, 2006, 12:00am
 

1 Who was Israel's only female prime minister? 2 The most holy site in Jewish religious and national consciousness is in Jerusalem, Israel. What is it and why is it so sacred? 3 Who is required to serve in the Israeli army, the Israel Defence Forces. 4 Where does Israel get its name 'land of milk and honey'?


5 What is the lowest point in Israel? 6 What is the weekly day of rest in Israel? 7 How old is the Hebrew language, one of the country's two official languages along with Arabic? 8 On which continent is Israel? 9 What are kibbutzim? 10 What is considered Israel's national snack?


Answers


1 Golda Meir. 2 The Western Wall, also called 'The Kotel', from the Hebrew word for wall, is a retaining wall in Jerusalem's Old City that dates back to the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD. 3 The IDF's compulsory service requires all eligible 18-year-old men and women to serve, the former for three years and the latter for two. 4 The Old Testament. 5 At 418 metres below sea level and 799 metres at its deepest point, the Dead Sea is the lowest exposed point on Earth. 6 Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath. 7 Classical Hebrew, from which modern-day Hebrew developed, is believed to date as far back as the 11th or 10th centuries BC. 8 Asia, but it stands at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. 9 Israeli collective communities, which arose in the early 1900s out of socialist ideology and the need for communal farming. 10 Falafel, fried balls of spiced chickpeas.


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