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2019 Winter Exam, Part A

Heshvan 5780

November 2019

LICENSING EXAMINATION – TOUR GUIDE COURSE

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)    The rock at the tourist site in Rosh Hanikra is essentially:

  1. a) Chalk (kirton)
  2. b) Basalt
  3. c) Calcareous sandstone (kurkar)
  4. d) Dolomite

 

2)    The ruler known as “Abu Nabut” is related to:

  1. a) Acre
  2. b) Hebron
  3. c) Jaffa
  4. d) Abu Gosh

 

3)    A stream that flows into the Mediterranean Sea:

  1. a) Betzet
  2. b) Tirza
  3. c) Amud
  4. d) Dishon

 

4)    The national drainage divide passes through Jerusalem in the area of:

  1. a) UN headquarters (Armon Hanatziv)
  2. b) Mount Herzl
  3. c) Heichal Shlomo (the jewish Heritage Center)
  4. d) Beit Hakerem

 

5)    Gas drilling rigs are planned in the area of:

  1. a) Ellah Valley
  2. b) The sea, opposite the southern tip of the Carmel
  3. c) The Dead Sea
  4. d) The sea, opposite Nitzanim

 

6)    A tribe that wandered northwards according to the Bible:

  1. a) Naphtali
  2. b) Benjamin (Binyamin)
  3. c) Dan
  4. d) Zebulun (Zevulun)

 

7)    Global warming may cause:

  1. a) A rise in sea level
  2. b) A fall of sea level
  3. c) Multiple earthquakes
  4. d) Migration of the magnetic north

 

8)    The geological phenomenon of “bulbous” (calcite concentrates) can be seen mainly in:

  1. a) The Hula Valley
  2. b) Lissan marl (Chavar Halashon)
  3. c) David Stream (Nahal David)
  4. d) Negev

 

9)    The Keshet Cave is closest to:

  1. a) Shavei Zion
  2. b) Matat
  3. c) Hanita
  4. d) Yiftah

 

10)  According to the accepted Muslim tradition, Muhammad’s night-trip was to:

  1. a) Medina
  2. b) Mecca
  3. c) Jerusalem
  4. d) Karbala

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11)  A mosaic from the Roman period is found in:

  1. a) The synagogue in Sepphoris (Zippori)
  2. b) Villa Dionysaic moscaic in Sepphoris (Zippori)
  3. c) The synagogue in Hamat Gader
  4. d) Theodosius Monastery in Ma’ale Adumim

 

12)  A relic from the Canaanite period can be seen in:

  1. a) Hamat Tiberias
  2. b) Ashkelon
  3. c) Port of Acre
  4. d) Caesarea

 

13)  Remnants of a Philistine temple can be seen in:

  1. a) Khirbet Qeiyafa
  2. b) Yavneh Yam
  3. c) Tel Qasile
  4. d) Gilboa

 

14)  A site recognized as a World Heritage Site:

  1. a) Mount Tabor
  2. b) Capernaum (Kefar Nahum)
  3. c) Caesarea
  4. d) Beit Shearim

 

15)  The earliest of the following periods is that of:

  1. a) Alexander the Great
  2. b) Alexander Jannaeus (Alexander Yanai)
  3. c) Ptolemy II
  4. d) Archelaus

 

16)  A site related to the lower aqueduct in Caesarea:

  1. a) Mei Kedem
  2. b) Nahal Taninim
  3. c) Habiar spring
  4. d) Beit Hanania

 

17)  Herod the Great built a fort in Jerusalem in honor  of:

  1. a) Herod Agripa (Agripas)
  2. b) Augustus
  3. c) Pompey (Pompeius)
  4. d) Mark Anthony (Marcus Antonius)

 

18)  “The Light Festival” has been held in recent years in:

  1. a) Jaffa
  2. b) Jerusalem
  3. c) Wadi Nisnas in Haifa
  4. d) Nazareth

 

19)  The month in which the “Ramadan Nights” tourist event takes place:

  1. a) December
  2. b) January
  3. c) April
  4. d) Not on a fixed date

 

20)  The Church of the Holy Sepulcher was extensively damaged by the:

  1. a) Mamluks
  2. b) Ayyubids
  3. c) Ummayads
  4. d) Fatimids

 

21)  A quarter that did not exist in Acre during the Crusader period:

  1. a) Franciscan
  2. b) Pisan
  3. c) Hospitallers
  4. d) Venetian

 

22)  A Christian entity whose emblem depicts two folded arms:

  1. a) The Christian Embassy
  2. b) The Franciscan Custody
  3. c) The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
  4. d) The Armenian Patriarchate

 

23)  A distinctive architectural feature of the Crusader construction:

  1. a) Triglyphs
  2. b) Mukarnas
  3. c) Elbow column
  4. d) Corinthian capital

 

24)  A female poet whose figure appears on a contemporary Israeli money bill:

  1. a) Zelda
  2. b) Leah Goldberg
  3. c) Tirza Atar
  4. d) Shuli Natan

 

25)  A settlement that was destroyed in the War of Independence:

  1. a) Nataf
  2. b) Mishmar Hayarden
  3. c) Efrat
  4. d) Bnei Yehuda

 

26)  Remnants of a Roman triumphal arch in Jerusalem can be seen at:

  1. a) Mount Zion
  2. b) David Citadel
  3. c) Davidson Center
  4. d) Via Dolorosa

 

27)  The initials of the Irgun (Etzel) are:

  1. a) Paramilitary Zionist Organization
  2. b) Liberal Zionist Organization
  3. c) National Military Organization
  4. d) Military Organization for the Jews

 

28)  The term “taryag” in Judaism is related to:

  1. a) Genesis
  2. b) The year in which the disciples of the Gaon of Vilna made aliyah
  3. c) Riots against the Jews in the Roman period
  4. d) Mitzvot

 

29)  The UN vote on the “Partition Plan” took place on:

  1. a) November 29th
  2. b) 4th of Iyar
  3. c) 5th of Iyar
  4. d) May 15th

 

30)  The “Yad Labanim” house in memory of the fallen members of the Druze community is located in:

  1. a) Isfiya (Ussefiya)
  2. b) Daliyat Al-Carmel
  3. c) Hurfeish
  4. d) Nabi Shuʿayb

 

31)  The Byzantine emperor in whose time Christianity became the state religion:

  1. a) Justinianus
  2. b) Julianus
  3. c) Constantinus
  4. d) Theodosius

 

32)  The first among the following who was President of the State of Israel:

  1. a) Chaim Herzog
  2. b) Pinchas Sapir
  3. c) Yitzhak Ben Zvi
  4. d) Moshe Sharet

 

33)  The settlement of Be’erotayim is located in the area of:

  1. a) Arava
  2. b) Pitchat Shalom
  3. c) Pitchat Nizana
  4. d) Beer Sheba

34)  The “Rachel Passage” is located in:

  1. a) In the Binyamin region near Rachel’s Tomb in Binyamin
  2. b) Ein Keshatot (Umm el-Kanatir)
  3. c) South of Jerusalem
  4. d) At the entrance to the Jericho area

 

35)  The great earthquake in Safed (Zefat) was in the year:

  1. a) 1799
  2. b) 1837
  3. c) 1869
  4. d) 1882

 

36)  The discoverer of Herod’s was:

  1. a) Yigael Yadin
  2. b) Yigal Shilon
  3. c) Ehud Netzer
  4. d) Yizhar Hirschfeld

 

37)  The Arab village A-Shibli is located in the area of:

  1. a) Mount Tabor
  2. b) Givat Hamoreh
  3. c) Tel Arad
  4. d) Hula Valley

 

38)  According to the Bible, the king in whose time the United Kingdom of Israel was divided:

  1. a) Salomon
  2. b) Rehoboam (Rehav’am)
  3. c) Ahab (Ah’av)
  4. d) Hezekiah (Hezkiyahu)

 

39)  The term “lent” in Christianity is related to the:

  1. a) Three special days before Christmas
  2. b) Ascension of Jesus into heaven
  3. c) Fast before Easter
  4. d) Death of the first martyr

 

40)  The beginning of Torah reading every year is in:

  1. a) Rosh Hashana
  2. b) Yom Kippur
  3. c) Simchat Torah
  4. d) Celebration of giving of the Torah – Shavuot

 

41)  One of the regions where the “Jesus Trail” passes:

  1. a) Mount of olives
  2. b) Bethlehem
  3. c) Mount Arbel
  4. d) Kursi

 

42)  The feast of the prophet Elijah (“el-Khader”) belongs to the following community:

  1. a) Druze
  2. b) Ethiopian
  3. c) Karaite
  4. d) Samaritan

 

43)  The number of members of parliament in Israel is:

  1. a) 18
  2. b) 25
  3. c) 120
  4. d) Indeterminate

 

44)  The personality for whom the wall was breached near the Jaffa Gate:

  1. a) Emperor Frederick II
  2. b) Emperor Franz Joseph
  3. c) Emperor Wilhelm II
  4. d) General Edmund Allenby

 

45)  ANZAC soldiers fought in Israel at the:

  1. a) End of the 17th century
  2. b) End of the 18th century
  3. c) End of the 19th century
  4. d) Beginning of 20th century

 

46)  The Rehob inscription (Ktovet Rehov) deals with the:

  1. a) Establishment of an ancient synagogue in the area of today’s Ein Hanatziv
  2. b) Confines of the Land of Israel
  3. c) Secret of the ancient town at Hamat Gader
  4. d) Special structure of the street in Susita

 

47)  A temple of the Goddess Hat’hor was found at:

  1. a) Mount Carcom
  2. b) Ovda Valley
  3. c) Timna Park
  4. d) Tel Beit Shean

 

48)  A recommended area for star observation:

  1. a) Mitzpe Ramon
  2. b) Givatayim
  3. c) The Galilee panhandle (Etzba Hagalil)
  4. d) Eilat

 

49)  The Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum is located in:

  1. a) Nahariya
  2. b) Atlit
  3. c) Haifa
  4. d) Ashdod

 

50)  The map drawn during Napoleon’s campaign to the Middle East:

  1. a) Peutinger’s Table
  2. b) Jacotin
  3. c) Bünting
  4. d) Wilson

 Good luck!