Can you beat our Israel Pursuit champion?

How do you stack up against our global champion?

13,000 students. 12 countries. 1 winner.

Our 2021 champion is an 11th grader from Montreal, Canada. He scored a 93% (14/15 correct). How do you stack up?

Question 1:

Who is currently Israel’s biggest chart topper?

A: Omer Adam
B: Eyal Golan
C: Ishay Ribo
D: Noa Kirel

Answer: The Rise of Mizrahi Music

Question 2:

Question by Mishy Harman | Host of Israel Story

What is Israel’s most popular radio station?

A: Galgalatz
B: Chamesh
C: Kol Chai
D: Galei Yisrael

Answer: The Rise of Mizrahi Music

Question 3:

Question by Noey Jacobson | Maccabeats

Which country were Zohar Argov and Ofra Haza’s families from?

A: Yemen
B: Morocco
C: Turkey
D: Iraq

Answer: The Rise of Mizrahi Music

Question 4:

Question by Natan Sharansky | Human Rights Activist

Which British policy allowed only 15,000 Jews to make aliyah during WWII?

A: The Green Line
B: The Nuremberg Law
C: The White Paper
D: The Armistice Agreement

Answer: The Law of Return

Question 5:

Israel made peace with these countries. Put them in order from earliest to most recent to sign an agreement with Israel:

Morocco | Jordan | Egypt | UAE

Answer: The Abraham Accords

Question 6:

Question by Itzik Cohen | Fauda

Which of the following countries does Israel NOT have a peace agreement with?

A: Bahrain
B: Syria
C: Sudan
D: Egypt

Answer: The Abraham Accords

Question 7:

About how many startup companies exist in Israel?

A: 1,000
B: 3,000
C: 5,000
D: 6,000

Answer: The Startup Nation

Question 8:

Question by Avi Issacharoff | Fauda

The alumni from which IDF unit has created over a thousand startup companies?

A: Golani
B: 8200
C: Egoz
D: Maglan

Answer: The Startup Nation

Question 9:

Question by Isaac Herzog | Head of the Jewish Agency

Which of the following are possible factors that led to Israel becoming the “Start-up Nation”?

A: innovation was vital for survival
B: Israeli and Jewish culture
C: IDF service
D: All of the above

Answer: The Startup Nation

Question 10:

Question by Racheli Frankel | Activist, Educator, Speaker

The Israeli national anthem Hatikvah is based on a poem called “Tikvateinu” written in what year?

A: 1886
B: 1897
C: 1948
D: 1967

Answer: History of Hatikvah

Question 11:

Who famously asked “who knows enough Hebrew to even buy a train ticket?”

A: David Ben-Gurion
B: Theodor Herzl
C: Golda Meir
D: Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

Answer: The Revival of Hebrew

Question 12:

Question by Rudy Rochman | Jewish Rights Activist, Youtuber

Fill in the blank: Ancient Hebrew has about ____ words while modern Hebrew has about _____ words.

A: 100k / 500k
B: 7k / 33k
C: 3m / 10m
D: 1k / 100k

Answer: The Revival of Hebrew

Question 13:

True or False: Israel was the first country on earth to make military service mandatory for both men and women.

A: True
B: False

Answer: The Women of the IDF

Question 14:

Which of the following statements about the IDF is true?

A: Women and men both serve 2 years
B: Women serve 30 months and men a minimum of 24
C: Women and men both serve 3 years
D: Women serve 24 months and men a minimum of 30

Answer: The Women of the IDF

Question 15:

Question by Beatie Deutsch | Israel’s National Marathon Champion

Who said “security will not exist if our nation’s women do not know how to fight”?

A: David Ben-Gurion
B: Menachem Begin
C: Golda Meir
D: Moshe Dayan

Answer: The Women of the IDF

You can watch the replay of our final event here.