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2016 Winter Exam Part A

Heshvan 5777

November 2016

 

LICENSING EXAMINATION – TOUR GUIDE COURSE

 

Part A: Knowledge Questions – Total of 30 Points

 

Time allotment for this section: 1 hour.

Auxiliary material: non-electronic dictionary only.

 

Please select and answer no more than 45 of the 50 multiple-choice questions below. If you answer more than 45 questions, the first 45 answers will be taken into account. Select the most correct answer and mark it on the answer sheet. Each correct answer is worth 0.66 points.

 

1.   The following site has the highest altitude:

a.Khirbet Qeiyafa

b.The Temple Mount – Jerusalem

c.Halhul

d.Nebi Samuel

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2.   Which is not a bird of prey?

a.Raven

b.Aya (Pernis)

c.Prize (vulture)

d.Kestrel

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3.   The Big Machtesh is located on the following ridge:

a.Hadera

b.Hatira

c.Yerucham

d.Mahmal

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4.   Measures taken to prevent fires in forests and woods in Israel:

a.Increased grazing and the creation of fire-breaks

b.The planting of Jerusalem pine and utilizing planes for fire-fighting

c.The creation of fire-breaks and the prevention of grazing

d.The planting of oaks and the reduction of access roads for vehicles

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5.   An “Abrasion Table” is a term related to:

a.Date harvesting

b.A type of Roman inscription

c.Geomorphology

d.Mikvaot (Jewish ritual baths)

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6.   In the blooming season in Israel the flower that blooms first:

a.Anemone

b.Buttercup

c.Colorful Hermon (tulip)

d.Poppy

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7.   Carbon 14 dating can be implemented on:

a.Ceramics

b.Metals

c.Organic materials

d.Igneous (Magmatic) rocks

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8.   The Rule of Narmer was discovered in the area of:

a.Tel Arad

b.Maresha

c.Jerusalem

d.Na’aran

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9.   The House of David inscription from Tel Dan is from which century?

a.11th century BCE

b.10th century BCE

c.9th century BCE

d.8th century BCE

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10.  The Biblical expression: “Would you murder and take possession?” is connected to:

a.The City of David

b.Gibeah

c.Tel Yizrael (Jezreel)

d.Muchraka

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11.  The following prophets lived during the Second Temple period:

a.Haggai and Amos

b.Zachariah and Malachi

c.Isaiah and Amos

d.Jeremiah and Ezekiel

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12.  “Volutes” are found in:

a.Elbow capitals

b.Corinthian capitals

c.Doric capitals

d.Ionic capitals

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13.  The area of the Temple Mount in Herod’s days was approximately:

a.15 dunams

b.150 dunams

c.250 dunams

d.500 dunams

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14.  A hippodrome that was converted into an amphitheater was discovered in:

a.Beit Guvrin

b.Beit Shean

c.Jericho

d.Masada

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15.  Archaeologists identified Herod’s throne room in:

a.Herodion

b.Machaerus

c.Caesarea

d.Masada

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16.  A synagogue from the period of the Mishna and the Talmud containing a mosaic depicting an image identified as Samson was found in:

a.Magdala

b.Khirbet Vradim (Wadi Hammam)

c.Umm el-Kanatir

d.Tel Ashqelon

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17.  Sites where the Sanhedrin was located:

a.Yoqneam and Usha

b.Susita and Beit Shearim

c.Shfaram and Safed

d.Usha and Tiberias

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18.  The Caliph al-Hakim is connected to:

a.The Druze

b.The Circassians

c.Bahai

d.Ahmadians

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19.  The decisive battle for the conquest of the Land of Israel by the early Muslims was in:

a.Ein Jalut

b.Yarmouk

c.The Horns of Hattin

d.Ramle

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20.  Remains of Tancred’s tower can be found in:

a.Ramle

b.Acre

c.Jerusalem

d.Belvoir (Kochav Hayarden)

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21.  Queen Melisende was from what ethnic origin?

a.French (from Anjou)

b.Syrian

c.Coptic

d.Armenian

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22.  What can be found in Nebi Samuel?

a.A Crusader farmstead

b.A royal fortress

c.A Crusader fortress, a mosque and a synagogue

d.A Crusader sugar production facility

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23.  An important historical source for the study of the Mamluk period is:

a.Mujir al-Din

b.Hassan al-Banna

c.Al-Muqaddasi

d.The Traveler from Bordeaux

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24.  The following ruled the Land of Israel when the Spanish Expulsion took place:

a.The Crusaders

b.The Mamluks

c.The Ayyubids

d.The Ottomans

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25.  The re-establishment of the Jewish community in Tiberias in the 16th century is connected to:

a.Dona Gracia

b.Rabbi Haim Abulafia

c.Daher el-Omar

d.Queen Berenice

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26.  The smallest number of immigrants that remained in the Land of Israel from among all the waves of aliyah (immigration) before the establishment of the State were from the:

a.First Aliyah

b.Second Aliyah

c.Third Aliyah

d.Fourth Aliyah

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27.  Jerusalem was declared the capital of the State of Israel in:

a.November 1947

b.May 1948

c.December 1949

d.June 1967

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28.  A role (position) that David Ben-Gurion did not fill:

a.Minister of Defense

b.Speaker of the Knesset

c.Chairman of the Histadrut

d.Prime Minister

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29.  Ze’ev Jabotinsky is connected to:

a.The First Aliyah

b.The Revisionist Movement

c.The founding of Lehi (F.F.I.)

d.The founding of the Palmach

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30.  An Arab community in Wadi Ara:

a.Sahnin

b.Baka al-Gharbiye

c.Umm el-Fahem

d.Beit Zarzir

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31.  A city founded during Muslim rule:

a.Tiberias

b.Gaza

c.Lod

d.Ramle

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32.  The period of “austerity” relates to:

a.The end of the First World War

b.The period of the siege on Jerusalem during the War of Independence

c.The first decade of statehood

d.The eve of the six Day War

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33.  The “Moses” and “Solomon” operations are related to:

a.The Sinai Campaign

b.The Six Day War and the capture of the Bay of Solomon

c.The Ethiopian Aliyah/immigration

d.The Yemenite Aliyah/immigration

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34.  Jericho is located in area:

a.A

b.B

c.C

d.G

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35.  Primary Jewish texts from the Roman and Byzantine periods include:

a.The Torah and Midrash (Midrashim, pl.)

b.The Kuzari and the Guide for the Perplexed

c.The Mishna, the Torah and the Shulchan Arukh

d.The Mishna and the Talmud

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36.  The number of work prohibitions on the Sabbath:

a.613

b.36

c.39

d.365

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37.  The reading of the “weekly portion” is taken from:

a.The Torah

b.The Mishna

c.The Talmud

d.The Book of Zohar

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38.  The two “CREDO” in Christianity are of:

a.Paul and Chalcedon

b.Ephesus and Vatican II

c.Jerusalem and Constantinople

d.The Apostles and Nicaea

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39.  In Christianity a “relic” is:

a.A wall bearing icons

b.A sacred remnant

c.An apse

d.A podium for liturgical hymns

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40.  An octagonal church from  the Byzantine period is located at:

a.Abu Ghosh

b.Korazim

c.Mt. Beatitudes

d.Caesarea

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41.  Rak’ah in Islam is:

a.The name of Mohammad’s Jewish wife

b.The organization of the verses in the Koran

c.The name of the cycle of movements during prayer

d.The Prophet’s marvelous horse

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42.  Mt. Tabor is:

a.A graben

b.A horst

c.A volcano

d.An igneous intrusion

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43.  Golan Druze are located in:

a.Buq’ata and Ein Kiniya

b.Reichaniya and Majdal Shamms

c.Mas’ade and Hurfeish

d.Beith Jann and Samiya

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44.  The percentage of salt (salinity) in the Dead Sea is around:

a.10%

b.30%

c.45%

d.70%

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45.  A Philistine cemetery was recently discovered in:

a.Tel Gat (Tel Tzafit)

b.Ashdod

c.Tel Ashqelon

d.Tel Qasile

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46.  The Center for Art and Culture in Tel-Aviv:

a.The Agnon home

b.The Hecht museum

c.Suzanne Dellal

d.The Paratrooper’s house

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47.  The Dead Sea Scrolls include:

a.Only texts that belong to the Essene sect

b.A variety of texts that reflect different perspectives from the Second Temple period

c.Texts that are only known from Qumran

d.The Aleppo Codex (Keter Aram Tzuva)

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48.   The future train station in Jerusalem will be:

a.At Ammunition Hill

b.In the area of Malha

c.Adjacent to the International Convention Center (Binyanei Hauma)

d.In the First Station complex

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49.  A tourist site closest to Efrat:

a.Rachel’s Tomb

b.Solomon’s Pools

c.Ein Eitam

d.The Biyar Aqueduct

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50.  The first desalination plant was erected in the following city:

a.Ashdod

b.Eilat

c.Ashqelon

d.Rishon Le’Tzion

 

GOOD LUCK!