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2017 Summer Exam part A

Heshvan 5778

June 2017




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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 Tzalmon River is in:

a. The Golan Heights

b. Lower Galile

c. The Judean Mountains

d. The Mountains of Samaria


2. Synagogues in The Golan Heights are found in:

a. Sussiya and Susita

b. Ein Nashut and Deir Aziz

c. Deir Aziz and Magdala

d. Gamla and Chorazim


3. “The Post Office Route” dates to which period?

a. Roman

b. Byzantine

c. Crusader

d. Mamluk


5. A prime minister who is NOT buried in Har Herzl (Herzl Mount) is:

a. Levi Eshkol

b. Golda Meir

c. Moshe Sharet

d. Yitzhak Shamir


5. The name for Jaffa Gate in Arabic is:

a. Bab al Amoud

b. Bab al Khalil

c. Bab al Asbat

d. Bab al Yafa


6. The buildings at the Suzanne Dellal Center were once used as:

a. Schools

b. Electric power facilities

c. Houses belonging to Aharon Shalush

d. The Saraya


7. The year in which Tel Aviv was established:

a. 1906

c. 1907

c. 1908

d. 1909


8. “Magic Carpet” is a name given to the Aliyah of Jews from:

a. Ethiopia

b. Morocco

c. Bulgaria

d. Yemen


9. The gravesite of Baba Sali is found in:

a. The town of Sali

b. Sderot

c. Netivot

d. Amuka


10. A mosque attached to a baptistery were found in:

a.  Shivta

b.   Mamshit

c. Nitzana

d.   Avdat


12. The southernmost bird sanctuary in Israel is found in:

a. The Hai Bar in Yotvata

b. Yoash Mountain

c. Timna Mountain

d. Eilat


12. The Samaritans do not observe:

a. Rosh haShana (New Year)

b. Yom haKipurim (Day of Atonement)

c. Hanukah

d. Sukkot (Succoth; Feast of Tabernacles)


13. According to tradition, one of the sites where Satan tried to tempt Jesus was at:

a. The Mount of Olives

b. The Quarantal

c. Mount Zion

d. Kathisma


14. The Mesubim junction is named after a site mentioned in:

a. Megillat Ta’anit (The Scroll of Fasting)

b. Serekh haYahad (the community rule scroll)

c. The Passover Haggadah

d. Megillat Eikha (Lamentation)


15. The Jewish calendar year is based on:

a. The sun and the moon

b. The sun

c. The moon

d. None of the above is true


16. The “Duc in Altum” church is found in:

a. Magdala

b. Tabha

c. Capernaum (Kfar Naum)

d. The Mount of Olives


17. The term “Dhimmi” in Islam means:

a. Dancing/whirling dervish

b. People of the Jahiliyya period

c. Heretics

d. Non Muslim citizens of an Islamic state


18. The accepted etiquette in a church is:

a. Not to enter with sandals

b. To remove head covers (hats)

c. Not to cross your legs

d. Answers b. and c. are correct


19. The following were the first to break into the old city of Jerusalem in the Six Day War:

a. The Har’el and the Jerusalem Brigade

b. The Paratroopers and the Jerusalem Brigade

c. The tank reconnaissance and the Har’el Brigade

d. The Paratroopers and Golani Brigade


20. The term “the eyes of the State of Israel” refers to:

a. Mount Tabor

b. The Mitzpeh haYamim Mountain

c. The Hermon Mount

d. Mount Meron


21. The “security fence”(security barrier) was constructed following:

a. The Dayan – Abdalla a-Tel agreement

b. The Yom haKippurim War (War of Atonement)

c. The 2nd Intifada

d. The Tzuk Eitan (Strong Cliff) Operation


22. A commemorative site for female combat troops is found in:

a. “The joined control position”

b. Palmahim

c. Akhziv

d. Nitzanim


23. From where did the “Etzel” fighters depart before they stormed the Acre prison?

a. Shuni

b. Hanita

c. Atlit

d. Ramat Raziel


24. A settlement founded after the creation of the state:

a. Arad

b. Nir Am

c. Holon

d. Nahariya


25. Places where the poetess Rachel lived:

a. Degania and Motza

b. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

c. Kinneret and Yavne’el

d. Alumot and Kfar Tavor


26. The previous name of Kfar Tavor:

a. Mess’ha

b. Ja’uni

c. Sejera

d. Umm-Juni


27. Palmach is an acronym (short) for:

a. Military forces of overseas volunteers (plugot mitnadvey hutz la’arets)

b. Special forces (Plugot meyuhadot)

c. Units of special operation tasks (plugot messima ve’habala)

d. Strike forces (plugot maִִhatz)


28. The united underground movement was active in the years:

a. 1917 to 1920

b. 1939 to 1945

c. 1945 to 1946

d. 1948 to 1949


29. A stamen is:

a. The organ of the flower that produces the pollen

b. The name of an insect that helps pollination

c. The part that connects the flower to the stem

d. The pollen


30. It is possible to watch eagles in Israel primarily in:

a. The Hula Agamon

b. The Carmel hai bar

c. The bird sanctuary in Eilat

d. Wadi Kelt


31. The national watershed passes in Jerusalem at:

a. Mount Herzl – Mount Ora

b. Armon haNatziv – Temple Mount

c. Mount Scopus – Mount of Olives

d. Ketef Hinom – Romema


32. A road that was paved by the Gdud haAvoda:

a. Ramat Rachel – Bethlehem

b. Tiberias – Tzemaִh

c. Amiad – Farod

d. Ashdod – Be’er Sheba


33. A desert region is where the annual precipitation is:

a. Above 500 mm

b. 300-400 mm

c. 200-300 mm

d. Up to or less than 200 mm


34. A river which was נוקה and became a tour site:

a. Nahal Alexander

b. Nahal Yagur

c. Nahal Kidron

d. Nahal David


35. A period named after the use of metal:

a. Paleolithic

b. Neolithic

c. Chalcolithic

d. Holocene


36. A Philistine burial site was recently discovered in:

a. Gaza

b. Gat

c. Revadim

d. Ashkelon


37. Alters abolished during the 1st Temple period:

a. Ramat Rachel and Lachish

b. Tel Arad and Tzuba

c. Lachish and Tel Be’er Sheva

d. Tel Be’er Sheva and Tsfat (Safed)


38. According to the Biblical text, Channa prayed in:

a. Mitzpah

b. Shiloh

c. Rama

d. Bethel


39. The stepped stone building in G area in the City of David is dated to the:

a. Late bronze – Iron age I

b. Early bronze age

c. Persian period

d. The Hasmonean period


40. According to tradition. Alexander the Great met Simon the Righteous (Shim’on

haTsadik, the high priest) in:

a. Jericho

b. Sartaba

c. Gaza

d. Antipatris


41. Ritual baths with 3 partitions on the stairs were found in:

a. Ramat Rachel

b. The Ophel

c. Masada

d. Qumran


42. A street dating to the 2nd Temple period, that ascends from the Shiloh pool to

Robinson’s Arch was built:

a. By Herod the Great

b. By Simon the Hasmonean

c. After the days of Pontius Pilate

d. By Nehemiah


43. Remains of churches from the Byzantine period are found in the north mainly in:

a. The Golan Heights

b. Eastern Galilee

c. The Meiron area

d. Western Galilee


44. The earliest figure among the following:

a. Ramban (Maimonides)

b. Ramban (Nachmanides)

c. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

d. Raban Yochanan ben Zakai


45. A site dating to the Abbasid period:

a. The arches pool in Ramla

b. Karnei Hittin (Horns of Hittin)

c. Lod

d. Arsuf


46. The remains of a sugar production plant from the Crusader period can be seen in:

a. Acre (Akko)

b. Kochav haYarden (Belvoir)

c. Khirbet Manot

d. Ma’iliya


47. The Crusaders entered Jerusalem in 1099:

a. At the Tancred tower

b. Near the Flower Gate

c. Through Lions Gate

d. Through Zion Gate


48. A ruler who destroyed fortresses from the 5th Crusade:

a. Baibars

b. al Hakim bi Amar Allah

c. Dar el Omar

d. al Malik al Mu’azzam Isa


49. A kibbutz in the region of Judea and Samaria:

a. Ofra

b. Kfar Etzion

c. Tirzah

d. Tapuach


50. The “Great Schism” in Christianity was in:

a. 451 CE

b. 325 CE

c. 1054 CE

d. 1095 CE