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2018 Winter Exam, Part A

/ Kislev 5779
/ November 2018
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

1) Basalt rock can be found in:
a) The Jerusalem Mountains
b) The Judean Lowlands (shfelat Yehuda)
c) The Coastal Plain (mishor ha’hof)
d) The Golan Heights

2) The stream of Dishon is found in the:
a) Carmel
b) Judean Desert
c) Galilee
d) Arava

3) The northernmost among the following rivers is:
a) Nahal Taninim
b) Nahal Betzet
c) Nahal Kishon
d) Nahal Alexander

4) A contact spring (ma’ayan shikhva) can be found in the area of the following rock:
a) Limestone
b) Granite
c) Kurkar (calcareous sandstone)
d) Chalk (kirton)

5) The Dead Sea is approximately:
a) 300 m below sea level
b) 400 m below sea level
c) 500 m below sea level
d) 600 m below sea level

6) The “Turtle Bridge” is found in:
a) The Hulah Lake Park (Agmon HaHula)
b) Nahal Alexander
c) Yarkon Park
d) Nahal Kishon

7) A tree which is not characteristic of the Mediterranean woodland:
a) Arbutus (ktalav)
b) Terebinth (ela erets-israelit)
c) Palestine oak (alon matsuy)
d) Golden wreath wattle (Acacia saligna) (shita makhila)

8) Ben-Zion Israeli is connected with:
a) Purchase of land
b) Bringing of date palms to Eretz Israel
c) The National Water Carrier (ha’movil ha’artzi)
d) Beginning of settlement in Rosh Pina

9) Safed was hit by a severe earthquake in the year:
a) 1099
b) 1261
c) 1799
d) 1837

10) The tribe of Asher was assigned the following area:
a) Western Galilee
b) Golan Heights
c) Negev
d) Samaria

11) Places where Tyrian purple (argaman) dye was extracted in ancient times:
a) Jerusalem and Safed
b) Hatsor and Megiddo
c) Dor and Apolonia
d) Caesarea and Dan

12) The burial of babies in jars was customary during the period:
a) Chalcolithic
b) Iron II
c) Hellenistic
d) Mamluk

13) A desecrated altar was found in the excavations of the city gate of:
a) Dan
b) Gezer
c) Lachish
d) Bethsaida

14) In Judaism, burial in ossuaries (gluskemaot) first appeared in the:
a) First century B.C.E
b) Eighth century B.C.E
c) First century C.E
d) Fourth century C.E

15) Waterworks from the Second Temple period:
a) Tunnel wells (fugarot)
b) Nahal Taninim dam
c) The aqueduct in kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot
d) The Pool of Bethesda

16) Judah the Maccabee won a great victory in:
a) Battle of Hattin (Karnei Hittin)
b) Emmaus
c) Akra (Hakra)
d) Ebenezer (Even HaEzer)

17) The earliest among the following figures is:
a) Rabbi Akiva
b) Hillel the Elder
c) Ezra the Scribe
d) Gemaryahu Ben Shafan

18) Remnants of a Roman Legion camp can be found:
a) At the foot of Masada
b) At Qumran
c) In Caesarea
d) In Ramat Rachel

19) Ruins of an Umayyad palace were found:
a) In Belvoir Fortress (Kochav Hayarden)
b) On the Shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret)
c) In Ramla
d) In Acre

20) The Knights’ Halls in Acre are remnants of:
a) A Hospitallerian compound
b) A Templars compound
c) A Genoese compound
d) A Venetian compound

21) A distinct architectural feature of Crusader construction:
a) Ablaq
b) Muqarnas
c) Elbow columns
d) Corinthian capital

22) Name of the Crusader king at the Battle of Hattin:
a) Raynald of Châtillon
b) Richard the Lionheart
c) Baldwin V
d) Guy de Lusignan

23) Part of the Mamluks’ policy was:
a) Development of the coastal cities
b) Destruction of the coastal cities
c) Construction of fortresses in the Negev
d) Destruction of roads in the Land of Israel

24) A large part of the treasures of the Jezreel Valley were purchased from the family:
a) Al-Husseini
b) Salama
c) Nuseibeh
d) Sursock

25) The commander of the “Convoy of 35” (shayeret ha’lamed he) was:
a) Yigal Allon
b) Yitzhak Rabin
c) Dani Mass
d) Tuvia Kushnir

26) The Peutinger Map describes the roads in our region in the following period:
a) Hellenistic
b) Roman
c) Muslim
d) Crusader

27) A concentration of milestones is found near:
a) Givat Yesh’ayahu
b) Damascus Gate in Jerusalem
c) The Muristan square in Jerusalem
d) Nitzana

28) Richard Kauffmann was:
a) Mayor of Jerusalem
b) Founder of the Electric Company in Eretz Israel
c) Chairman of the Palestine Bureau (Eretz Yisrael Office)
d) An architect during the British mandate period

29) The first Templer colony in the Land of Israel was established in:
a) Haifa
b) Sarona
c) Jerusalem
d) Alonei Abba (Waldheim)

30) The first railway line that operated in the Land of Israel was:
a) The Valley Train (rakevet ha’emek)
b) The Hejaz Train
c) Haifa – Beirut train
d) Jaffa – Jerusalem train

31) In which aliyah came the largest number of immigrants to the Land of Israel?
a) First aliyah
b) Second aliyah
c) Fourth aliyah
d) Fifth aliyah

32) The number of residents in Tel Aviv-Yafo in 2018 is approximately:
a) 250,000
b) 400,000
c) 600,000
d) 800,000

33) A site that requires security coordination and permission by the armed forces to visit it:
a) Mount Karkom
b) The Temple Mount
c) Nebi Samuel
d) Mount Bental

34) Mass is a term connected with the following denomination:
a) Russian Orthodox
b) Syriac Orthodox
c) Evangelistic
d) Catholic

35) A biblical story which would interest a Christian tourist in Jaffa, is connected with:
a) Spies
b) David and Goliath
c) Jonah the prophet
d) Job (Iyyov)

36) In a unique column capital in the Room of the Last Supper, one can identify the figure of:
a) A stork
b) A female pelican
c) A winged angel
d) An eagle

37) On Lag BaOmer, a celebration is held near the tomb of:
a) Rabbi Akiva
b) Bar Kochba
c) “Ribaz”
d) “Rashbi”

38) The King David Hotel bombing took place in:
a) 1939
b) 1946
c) 1947
d) 1948

39) Vessels that do not get impure,(are not contaminated). according to Jewish Halacha are
those made of:
a) Wood
b) Stone
c) Clay
d) Iron

40) The inhabitants of Zarzir are:
a) Druze
b) Bedouin
c) Circassian
d) Christian

41) The Yodfat ridge is located in:
a) Lower Galilee
b) Upper Galilee
c) Golan Heights
d) Ramat Yissachar

42) Closest to the Gaza Strip is:
a) Rahat
b) Lahav
c) Beersheba
d) Nir Am

43) The site referred to as “The Tigers Temple” is located in:
a) Nimrod’s Fortress (qal’at namrud)
b) Uvda Valley
c) Kedesh
d) Kibbutz Samar

44) The Ramadan fast occurs:
a) In the summer
b) In the winter
c) In the spring
d) Not in a fixed season

45) Jerusalem was declared the capital of the State of Israel in:
a) 1947
b) 1948
c) 1949
d) 1967

46) The Three Pilgrimage Festivals (shloshet haregalim) are:
a) Pesach, Sukkot, Rosh HaShana
b) Pesach, Shavuot, Yom haKipurim
c) Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot
d) Hanukah, Pesach, Shavuot

47) A city that was established for the Bedouin population:
a) Rawabi
b) Susya
c) Drijat
d) Rahat

48) A Samaritan community is settled in:
a) Mount Ebal (Har Eival)
b) Tel Asur (Har Baal-Hatzor)
c) Mount Gerizim
d) Shiloh Valley

49) Remnants of the lower aqueduct to Jerusalem can be seen at:
a) Hezekiah’s Pool
b) The “Government House” Ridge (armon ha’natziv) (Talpiot East)
c) Independence Park (gan ha’atsma’ut)
d) Pool of Siloam (brechat ha’shiloah)

50) Habima Theater was established in:
a) Moscow
b) Tel-Aviv
c) Jerusalem
d) Berlin

Good luck!