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2017 Winter Exam Part A

Kislev 5778
November 2017
Examinee number:________________ ID number:____________________
Part A: Knowledge Questions – Total of 30 Points
Time allotment for this section: 1 hour
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) Wadi Og is located in:
a) The Golan Heights
b) Lower Galilee
c) The Negev Mountains (Har HaNegev)
d) The Judean Desert

2) Ancient synagogues in the Valley of Kinnarot (Bik’at Kinnarot):
a) Hippos (Sussita) and Sussia
b) Ein Nashut and Deir Aziz
c) Khirbet Wadi Hamam (Hurvat Vradim) and Magdala
d) Gamla and Magdala

3) One of the following roads was not an international road:
a) King’s Highway (Derekh HaMelekh)
b) Route of the Patriarchs (Derekh HaAvot)
c) The Coastal Route (Derekh HaYam)
d) The Mail Route (Darb-el-Barid/Derekh HaDoar)

4) A Prime Minister buried on the Mount of Olives (Har HaZeitim):
a) Menachem Begin
b) Golda Meir
c) Moshe Sharet
d) Yitzhak Shamir

5) The name for Damascus Gate in Arabic is:
a) Bab al-Amud
b) Bab al-Khalil
c) Bab al-Asbat
d) Bab Jaffa

6) Yosef Haim Brenner was:
a) Chairman of the Poalei Tziyon workers movement
b) Buried in the Kinneret Cemetery
c) One of the founders of Rosh Pina
d) A writer murdered in Jaffa during the 1921 riots

7) Petah Tikva was founded in the year:
a) 1882
b) 1878
c) 1914
d) 1860

8) Operation “Ezra and Nehemiah” is the name given to the Aliyah of Jews from:
a) Ethiopia
b) Morocco
c) Iraq
d) Yemen

9) The tomb of Maimonides (Rambam) is found in:
a) Mount of Olives
b) Safed
c) Tiberias
d) Cordoba in Spain

10) Name of a Nabataean God:
a) Asherah
b) Dushara
c) Jupiter
d) Mithras

11) Which of the following is a seabird?
a) Common blackbird (Shachrur)
b) Merops (Shrakrak)
c) Hoopoe (Duchifat)
d) Pelican (Saknay)

12) The Karaite World Center is located in:
a) The Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem
b) Mount of Olives
c) Ramla
d) Moshav Matzliah

13) According to tradition, one of the sites where Satan tried to tempt Jesus was:
a) Bethsaida
b) Chorazin (Korazim)
c) Nazareth
d) Jerusalem

14) The tuff on Mount Carmel is:
a) A type of volcanic rock
b) Ritual site
c) Endemic plant
d) A type of sedimentary rock

15) The Islamic calendar is:
a) Solar and lunar
b) Solar
c) Lunar
d) Contains 11 months

16) A church on the name of Santa Anna is found in:
a) Magdala, Jerusalem
b) Tabgha (Ein Sheva), Zippori
c) Zippori, Jerusalem
d) Jish (Gush Halav), Nazareth

17) “Ahl al-Kitab” refers to:
a) Jews and Christians
b) Druze and Jews
c) Bedouins and Zoroastrians
d) Christians and Buddhists

18) The accepted etiquette in many churches is:
a) Not to enter with sandals
b) To remove head covers (hats)
c) Not to cross your legs when seated
d) Answers b. and c. are correct

19) “Mobileye” is the name of:
a) An Israeli technology company
b) The unit of convoy leaders in 1948
c) A Crusader princess
d) The inspection unit of the National Water Carrier of Israel (HaMovil HaArtzi)

20) A monument for Alexander Zaid is found in:
a) Mount Tabor
b) Beit She’arim
c) Kfar Giladi
d) Degania

21) The City Line (HaKav HaIroni) in Jerusalem was established following the:
a) Dayan – Abdullah al-Tall agreements
b) “Partition Resolution”
c) Rogers Plan
d) Six-Day War

22) A memorial site for an American president is found in:
a) Tel Aviv
b) Kiryat Malakhi
c) Ben Gurion Airport
d) The Jerusalem mountains

23) The Acre (Acco) prison break took place in:
a) 1938
b) 1943
c) 1947
d) 1948

24) A settlement established after the establishment of the State of Israel:
a) Sde Boker
b) Nir Am
c) Holon
d) Ma’ale Hahamisha

25) The 1st Maccabiah was held in:
a) Jerusalem
b) Ramat Gan
c) Tel Aviv
d) Modi’in

26) The former name of Ilaniya:
a) Mass’ha
b) Ja’uni
c) Sejera
d) Um-Juni

27) The Nili underground organization operated in:
a) The Warsaw Ghetto uprising
b) Jerusalem
c) During the British Mandate
d) The First World War

28) A settlement that was destroyed and rebuilt under the same name:
a) Kabri
b) Beit HaArava
c) Kfar Masaryk
d) Nir Etzion

29) Pistil (amud haeli) is:
a) The peak of the mound (tel) in Shilo
b) The part that connects the flower to the stem
c) The organ that produces pollen in a flower
d) The female reproductive part of a flower

30) Ibex (Yael) can be sighted in Israel mainly in:
a) The Hula Lake Park (Agmon HaHula)
b) Carmel Hai-Bar
c) The Judean Desert
d) Ein Yael

31) The national watershed in the Jerusalem area passes through:
a) Mount Herzl – Mount Ora
b) Mount Zion – The Temple Mount
c) Mount Scopus (Har HaTsofim) – Mount of Olives
d) The train station – Hechal Shlomo

32) The new train station in Jerusalem will be:
a) Adjacent to the International Convention Center (Binyanei Ha’Uma)
b) In the area of Malha
c) At the Khan Theater
d) On Mount Herzl

33) A site of wind turbines for the production of electricity is found in:
a) Gilboa
b) Jerusalem Mountains
c) Tabor
d) Hermon

34) Soft-shell turtles can sometimes be seen in:
a) Dishon Stream
b) Yarmuk River
c) Nahal Alexander
d) Saar Stream

35) An artifact that distinctly characterizes the Chalcolithic culture:
a) Collared-rim jar (kankan sfat zavaron)
b) Butter churn
c) Axe for torturing
d) Sarcophagus

36) A burial site for dogs was discovered in:
a) Gaza and Ashkelon
b) Gath (Gat) and Jaffa
c) Acre (Acco) and Haifa
d) Ashkelon and Jerusalem

37) Samson’s stories are found in the book of:
a) Joshua
b) Judges
c) Samuel 1
d) Samuel 2

38) A prophet who does not make part of the Twelve Minor Prophets (Trei Asar)
a) Amos
b) Micah
c) Zechariah
d) Isaiah

39) The “Theodotus inscription” is related to:
a) Prohibition to enter the Temple Mount
b) A synagogue from the Second Temple period
c) Robinson’s Arch
d) The New Church of the Theotokos (The Nea)

40) An inscription mentioning a list of the “priestly divisions”( Mishmarot haKehuna) was found in:
a) Safed (Tsfat)
b) Rehov
c) Caesarea
d) Jerusalem

41) In order for a mikveh to be valid (kosher), it must have:
a) A volume of over 40 seah and pumped water
b) A volume of over 40 seah and un-pumped water
c) A volume of over 40 seah and seven stairs
d) A volume of over 40 seah and plaster preventing seepage

42) Most of the ruins in the Carmel are attributed to the period:
a) Herodian
b) Byzantine
c) Umayyad
d) Crusader

43) The wall in the mosque facing Mecca is called:
a) Minbar
b) Mihrab
c) Minaret
d) Qibla

44) The earliest figure among the following:
a) Rabbi Yohanan Ben Zakkai
b) HaGaon Rabbenu Eliyahu (HaGra)
c) Morenu HaGadol Rabbi Loew (Maharal)
d) Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi

45) A Site dating from the Umayyad period:
a) Hurvat Minim (Khirbet al-Minya)
b) The Pool of Arches (Brechat Ha’Kshatot) in Ramla
c) Horns of Hattin (Karnei Hittin)
d) Lod

46) The last British High Commissioner left the country on:
a) November 1947
b) April 1948
c) May 1948
d) July 1949

47) A day that is not a fast day in Judaism:
a) The 9th of Av (Tishah be-Av)
b) The 11th of Adar (Yod Alef be Adar)
c) The 17th of Tammuz (Shiv’ah Asar be Tammuz)
d) The 3rd of Tishrei (Gimmel be Tishrei)

48) At Horns of Hattin (Karnei Hittin) there is:
a) A Canaanite and Israeli settlement
b) A Byzantine and Abbasid settlement
c) A Byzantine and Ottoman settlement
d) A Crusader fortress and a modern Jewish settlement

49) A city which Suleiman the Magnificent surrounded by a wall:
a) Jaffa
b) Tiberias (Tveria)
c) Safed (Tsfat)
d) Haifa

50) The earliest arches in Eretz Israel date back to the period:
a) Chalcolithic
b) Canaanite
c) Roman
d) Abbasid

Good luck!