Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Sunday, April 30, 2017



Children and teens ages 17 and younger may participate in the Israel Quiz - Junior Division.
Adults ages 18 and older may participate in the Israel Quiz - Senior Division.

Both the Junior and Senior quizzes will be multiple choice and true or false. 

On April 30, participants will go to the Israel Quiz area at the time announced at the start of the Yom HaAtzmaut program. During the quiz, participants may not talk or look at notes. 

Participants with the top scores in both the Junior and Senior Divisions will win prizes.  

Read the questions for your age group, below. During the month of April, use a search engine like Google or Yahoo to find the answers on the internet. Have fun learning about Israel with your friends and family!

Even if you cannot find all the answers, come and take the Israel Quiz on April 30. It is possible you may win a prize!

(actual questions on April 30 may be slightly different)  

1.  What is the highest mountain in Israel?
2.  What are the countries on Israel's borders?
3.  What is the largest freshwater lake in Israel?
4.  Why are there no fish or sea creatures in the Dead Sea?
5.  What symbols are on Israel's national emblem?
6.  What is the national dog breed of Israel?
7.  What is the national bird of Israel?
8.  Who was the first female Prime Minister of Israel?
9.  How many Members (MKs) are there in Israel's Knesset?
10. What is the Israeli currency (money)?
11.  Who is the person who revived Hebrew and helped make it a modern, spoken language?
12.  Who wrote the song, "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)?"
13.  King Saul was a member of which of the Twelve Tribes of Israel?
14.  What is the "Night Spectacular" at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem? 
15.  Are the four Hebrew letters on Israeli hanukkah dreidels the same as the four letters on dreidels played with by Jews in the United States and in other countries?
16.  What happens to the millions of prayer notes that people put between the stones of the Kotel (Western Wall) each year in Jerusalem?
17.  In which Israeli city can you visit the Underground Crusaders' City and the Templars' Tunnel?
18.  In which city in Israel are there ancient Roman ruins, including an aqueduct, an amphitheater, and a hippodrome?
19.  Which species of wild cats are found in the Negev Desert?
20.  Near which city in Israel can you swim with dolphins?
21.  What do dairy cows in Israel eat before and during Passover instead of grain (chametz) so their milk will be kosher for Passover?
22.  Who was the first Israeli astronaut in space?
23.  Who is the Israeli actress who stars in the new Wonder Woman movies?
24.  What is a sabra (the person, not the hummus)?
25.  How did the Arab-Israeli town of Abu Ghosh get into the Guinness Book of Records?
26.  What are the most popular sports in Israel?
27.  Which board game invented by Ephraim Hertzano was a best-seller in the United States in 1977?
28.  The Israeli candy bar Pesek Zman (Time Out) is like which American candy bar?
29.  What is the title in Hebrew of Elsa's song, "Let it Go," from the movie Frozen?
30.  How do you say "ice cream" in Hebrew?

(actual questions on April 30 may be slightly different)  

1. How wide is Israel at its widest part? (in kilometers)
2. What is the Red-Dead project?
3. Why do visitors come to Hula Lake Park?
4. What is the ancient oasis in the Judean Desert where water flows year-round from natural sources?
5. Where can you snowboard and ski in Israel?
6. What is Israel's national flower (after it was changed in 2013)?
7. Which countries have signed peace treaties with Israel?
8. Who is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel (total number of years)?
9. What are the names of the four Israel Supreme Court Presidents (chief justices) from 2006-2017?
10. Which ancient king of Israel built the fortress at Masada?
11. What events in Jewish history does the holiday of Tisha b'Av commemorate?
12. What is the oldest continually used cemetery in Israel?
13. Which Israeli city is a center for Kabbalah and also for artists?
14. In what year was the city of Tel Aviv founded?
15. In which fields have Israelis won the Nobel Prize?
16. What are top Israeli inventions that changed the world in technology, medicine, and agriculture?
17. What are reasons that Israel is a world leader in the dairy industry?
18. Which Israeli snack is responsible for Israelis' lower rate of peanut allergies?
19. What is the name of Israel's Academy Awards (Oscars)?
20. What is the name of the first Arab-Israeli Miss Israel?
21. Who is the Israeli actor who played Tevye in the film, Fiddler on the Roof?
22. Who has been Musical Advisor for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra since 1968?
23. Who is Oscar the Grouch's Israeli cousin on Rechov Sumsum (Sesame Street)?
24. Where is Israel's only 18-hole golf course?
25. What are the most popular team sports in Israel?
26. What is the name in Hebrew of Israel's most popular beach sport?
27. What is the post-Passover celebration of North African-Jewish origin now popular in Israel?
28. How many young Jewish adults have traveled to Israel on a free Taglit-Birthright Israel trip?
29. At kosher Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in Israel, what is used instead of milk in the chicken-coating batter?
30. How many sufganiyot (doughnuts) do Israelis consume during Hanukkah?