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2019 Summer Exam, Part A

 

June 2019

LICENSING EXAMINATION – TOUR GUIDE COURSE

Part A: Knowledge Questions – Total of 30 Points

Time allotted 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) Calcrete rock (nari) develops on one of the following rocks:

  1. Chalk (kirton)
  2. Basalt
  3. Calcareous sandstone (kurkar)
  4. Dolomite

 

2) A rabbi associated with the restoration of Tiberias:

  1. Chaim Abulafia
  2. Haim Farhi
  3. Haim Ben Attar
  4. Shimon ben Shetach

 

3) A stream that flows into the Jordan River:

  1. Taninim
  2. Tirza
  3. HaBesor
  4. Alexander

 

4) Zor and Ghor are terms connected with:

  1. Yarkon
  2. The reproductive organs of a flower
  3. Mamluk architecture
  4. Jordan

 

5) A natural resource found in large quantities in Israel:

  1. Oil
  2. Gas
  3. Diamond
  4. Iron

 

6) According to the Book of Joshua, Jerusalem was within the tribal territory of:

  1. Reuben
  2. Benjamin (Binyamin)
  3. Dan
  4. None of the tribes

 

7) Anemones in a variety of colors can be found mainly in:

  1. The Gaza Envelope
  2. The Judean Mountains
  3. The valleys
  4. The Negev

 

8) A bird invading the country in recent years:

  1. Cinereous vulture (black vulture)
  2. Jay (orvani)
  3. Parakeet (drara)
  4. Stork

 

9) The Og stream (nahal Og) is located in:

  1. Carmel
  2. The Judean Desert
  3. Galilee
  4. Aravah

 

10) The Jindas bridge crosses the following river:

  1. Ayalon
  2. Alexander
  3. Sorek
  4. Lachish

 

11) The term ‘bad’ in ‘beit ha’bad’, an olive oil press facility, refers to:

  1. The crushing stone
  2. The base stone
  3. The weights
  4. The wooden lever

 

12) A remnant from the Biblical period was found in excavations in:

  1. Nebi Samuel
  2. Magdala
  3. Tel Beer Sheva National Park
  4. Hippos (Sussita)

 

13) Burial of dogs in the country on a relatively large scale was exposed in:

  1. Caesarea
  2. Yaffo
  3. Tel Qasile
  4. Ashkelon

 

14) A site not recognized as a World Heritage Site:

  1. Megiddo
  2. Beit Jimal
  3. Masada
  4. Hazor

 

15) The ancient name of Caesarea:

  1. Stratonos Tower (Migdal Sharshon)
  2. Dio Caesarea
  3. Diospolis
  4. Decapolis

 

16) An Ottoman aqueduct is found in:

  1. Avdat
  2. Zedekiah’s Cave
  3. Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta’ot
  4. The ‘aqueduct beach’

 

17) Which was the latest revolt among the following:

  1. The Great Revolt
  2. The Kitos War (mered ha’tfutzot)
  3. The revolt against Constantius Gallus
  4. The Bar Kochba rebellion

 

18) The destruction of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period was completed in the

month of:

  1. Tishrei
  2. Av
  3. Tamuz
  4. Elul

 

19) A city established at the end of the Second Temple period:

  1. Tiberias
  2. Lod
  3. Zipori
  4. Acre (Acco)

 

20) The Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim is connected with:

  1. Bahá’í
  2. Ahmadi
  3. Druze
  4. Seljuq

 

21) A German Crusader compound in Jerusalem can be found in:

  1. Damascus Gate
  2. Viri Galilaei Church
  3. The Jewish Quarter
  4. The Armenian Quarter

 

22) The Karaite movement began in:

  1. 7th century
  2. 8th century
  3. 9th century
  4. 10th century

 

23) A distinct architectural feature of Mamluk construction:

  1. Triglyphs
  2. Muqarnas
  3. Elbow column
  4. Corinthian capital

 

24) The founder of Havat HaAlamot (“the maidens’ farm”) was:

  1. Rachel the poetess (Rachel ha’meshoreret)
  2. Golda Meirson
  3. Manya Shochat
  4. Hana Meisel

 

25) One of the first settlements established in Gush Etzion prior to the establishment of the

State of Israel:

  1. Alon Shvut
  2. Rehelim
  3. Efrat
  4. Kibbutz Revadim

 

26) A Roman triumphal arch can be seen in:

  1. Caesarea
  2. Yodfat
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Beit Guvrin

 

27) Palyam is:

  1. The military sea force of the Palmach
  2. The Jerusalem companies (plugot) of the Irgun (Etzel)
  3. The name of an illegal immigrant ship
  4. Lehi (F.F.I.) companies involved in bringing illegal immigrants to Israel

 

28) The menorah in the Emblem of Israel is taken from:

  1. Matityahu Antigonus coin
  2. The menorah on the Arch of Titus
  3. The menorah in Magdala
  4. The menorah in the Herodian Quarter

 

29) The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel was proclaimed on:

  1. November 29th
  2. 4 Iyar
  3. 5 Iyar
  4. May 15th

 

30) British military cemeteries can be found in:

  1. Be’er Sheba and Ramle
  2. Jerusalem and Ashdod
  3. Haifa and Katzrin
  4. Gaza and Nitzana

 

31) In the Madaba map, we won’t find in Jerusalem:

  1. The Eastern Cardo
  2. The Hagia Sion Church
  3. The city walls
  4. The Temple of Jupiter on the Temple Mount

 

32) The assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was in the year:

  1. 1993
  2. 1994
  3. 1995
  4. 1996

 

33) Shtula and Zar’it were established as:

  1. Tower and Stockade (homa u’migdal) settlements
  2. “Mitzpeh” settlements in the North
  3. “Moshavim” in Galilee
  4. IDF military outposts

 

34) For which of the following sites is a security clearance and coordination required?

  1. Alexandrion fortress (Sartaba)
  2. The Temple Mount
  3. Shiloh
  4. Ein Keshatot (Umm el-Qanatir)

 

35) 19th century explorer of the Land of Israel:

  1. Richard Kauffmann
  2. Conrad Schick
  3. Erich Mendelsohn
  4. Yigael Yadin

 

36) The inhabitants of Tuba-Zangariyye are:

  1. Bedouin
  2. Circassian
  3. Druze
  4. Shi’ite

 

37) The last King of Judah was:

  1. Ahaziah (Ahazyahu)
  2. Josiah (Yoshiyahu)
  3. Zedekiah (Tzidkiyahu)
  4. Jeconiah (Jehoiachin)

 

38) A special tax imposed on Jews under the rule of Islam:

  1. Jizya
  2. Tabu
  3. Dhimmi
  4. Jiftlik

 

39) A shtreimel is:

  1. Piyyut (musical poetry) for Shabbat
  2. Hasidic hat
  3. Torah case
  4. A belt for a Hasid’s coat

 

40) Flamingos can be watched and observed at:

  1. Ein Tamir
  2. Solomon’s pools
  3. Rosh Hanikra
  4. Salt ponds North to Eilat

 

41) The Jesus Trail and the Gospel Trail pass through:

  1. Mount of Olives
  2. Mount Zion
  3. Kinarot Valley
  4. The Banias

 

42) The “Sigd” holiday belongs to the following community:

  1. Yemenite
  2. Ethiopian
  3. Karaite
  4. Samaritan

 

43) The number of Knesset members in the Israeli Knesset is:

  1. 70
  2. 71
  3. 100
  4. 120

 

44) Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) is celebrated in:

  1. Summer
  2. Winter
  3. Spring
  4. Not in a fixed season

 

45) Napoleon’s campaign in the Land of Israel took place at:

  1. End of the 17th century
  2. End of the 18th century
  3. End of the 19th century
  4. Beginning of the 20th century

 

46) The Emperor Franz Joseph visited our region on occasion of:

  1. The inauguration of the Suez Canal
  2. Breaching of the New Gate
  3. Inauguration of the Hejaz railway
  4. Breaching of the Jaffa Gate

 

47) HaMizgaga Museum (Glass Factory Museum) is located in:

  1. Yeruham
  2. Haifa
  3. Kibbutz Nahsholim
  4. Zichron Yaakov

 

48) The “Israel Aquarium” is in:

  1. Haifa
  2. Eilat
  3. Jerusalem
  4. Tel-Aviv

 

49) A Museum of Prehistory is located in Kibbutz:

  1. Dafna
  2. Ma’ayan Baruch
  3. Ginosar
  4. Yir’on

 

50) The train station in Jerusalem is named after:

  1. Haim Weizman
  2. Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
  3. Zalman Shazar
  4. Yitzhak Navon

Good luck!