Palestine and Middle East Quiz
Your success in answering these questions will tell you if your opinions about the Middle East and Palestine are based on factual knowledge or misconceptions.
1. The area of Israel is:
a. Larger than that of France
(640,294 Sq km; 247,219 Sq. miles);
2. The world's Jewish population:
a. Exceeds 20% of the world population;
b. Is much less than 1% of the world population - about 15 million or less;
c. Is larger than the population of Iran;
d. Is greater than the population of California;
e. Is about the size of the world Muslim population.
3. The League of Nations Mandate for Palestine was an act of international law. It pledged to:
a. Turn Palestine into a national home for the Jewish people;
b. Turn Palestine into a national home for Palestinian Arabs that lived there;
c. Turn Palestine into an Islamic Republic;
d. Turn Palestine into a secular democratic state;
e. Hold a plebiscite on the future of Palestine.
4. 19th century travelers to Palestine such as Mark Twain, reported:
a. A thriving and advanced community, where Arabs and Jews lived in peace and harmony, enjoying the benefits of Ottoman rule.
b. An impoverished and depopulated arid wasteland.
c. A large and thriving Jewish community;
d. A thriving Muslim province;
e. A place like any other.
5. The Palestinian Arabs claim to be:
a. Descendants of the biblical Philistines;
b. Descendants of the Semitic Canaanite tribes;
c, Descendants of early Christians
d. An integral part of the Arab nation, and descendants of Arab invaders.
e, all of the above.
6. The historic capital of independent Palestine was:
a. Jerusalem al Quds;
d. Al Khalil;
e. There was never an independent Palestinian state.
7. Which is true of land ownership laws?
a. A Christian can buy land and live in Mecca, Saudi Arabia;
b. Arabs cannot own land in Israel;
c. Sale of land to Israelis is punishable by the death penalty in lands under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction;
d. Muslims cannot register land in Israel;
e. Only the Jewish National Fund can own land in Israel.
8. Who said: “There is no such country [as Palestine]! ‘Palestine’ is a
term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. ‘Palestine’ is
alien to us.” ?
9. The infant mortality
rate among Israeli Arabs ("Israeli Palestinians") is:
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