The Holy Land in Crisis Quiz

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1. Who is the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization?
a) Crown Prince Abdullah
b) Yasir Arafat
c) Hosni Mubarak
d) Benjamin Netanyahu
2. What sea lies past the northwestern border of Israel?
a) the Dead Sea
b) the Sea of Galilee
c) the Red Sea
d) the Mediterranean Sea
3. Who lived in what is now Israel in the 12th century B.C.?
a) Hebrews and Philistines
b) Babylonians and Persians
c) Romans and Greeks
d) Seleucids
4. Who is David Satterfield?
a) the U.S. Secretary of State
b) a former Israeli Prime Minister, now Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs
c) the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East
d) the President of Egypt
5. Palestinian refugees fled their homes during wars in 1948 and 1967. Approximately how many refugees would like to be permitted to return to Israel?
a) 100,000
b) 500,000
c) 1 million
d) 4 million
6. Who is the greatest prophet of Islam?
a) Mohammed
b) Moses
c) Abraham
d) Buddha
7. When did Israel declare its independence?
a) May 14, 1936
b) May 14, 1948
c) May 14, 1967
d) May 14, 1999
8. What is Zionism?
a) a political movement that began in the 1880s to create a state of Israel
b) a political movement that supports the creation of a Palestinian state
c) a philosophy of nonviolence between religions
d) a Palestinian protest movement that began in the 1980s
9. What territory did Israel take from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War?
a) the Golan Heights
b) the West Bank
c) the Gaza Strip
d) Haifa
10. What Palestinian movement, which began in the 1980s, protested against Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories?
a) Intifada
b) Fatah
c) Jihad
d) Hegira
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