70+ Israel Trivia Questions and Answers

There is more to Israel than what you see in the headlines. Did you know that Israel has more orchestras compared to all nations in the world? There is a belief that listening to classical music raises one’s IQ, which explains Israel’s leading place in many intellectual fields.

Love good wine? Israel has lots of commercial and boutique wineries. You’ll get to see how they make their alcoholic wine and non-alcoholic ones, and also enjoy the tasting.

Israel Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Israel is home to the only underwater restaurant on the globe. What a fun experience for outdoor enthusiasts! Enjoy the ambiance and try out Middle Eastern meals.

The only theatre company comprised entirely of deaf and blind actors is based in Israel. That’s great inclusivity in the film industry.

Learn other interesting facts about the country by taking part in the following Israel trivia questions and answers.


1. Who was the Defence Minister of Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967?

Moshe Dayan


2. Which dietary has taken storm in Israel?



3. Which star appears on the flag of Israel?

Star of David


4. When eight miners were trapped underground for three days in a South African mine, which Israeli device was used to save their lives?

Agilite Instant Harness


5. Refugees from which country’s civil war are receiving free medical care in Israel?



6. Who was the first King of the Jews?



7. Name the mysterious ancient underwater village found off the coast of Haifa?



8. Which is the currency of Israel?



9. Specially trained clowns are helping Israeli women do what?

Give birth


10. Which is the capital of Israel?



11. Which is the official language of Israel?



12. Which Prime Minister of Israel was assassinated on 4 November 1995?

Yitzak Rabin


13. During which Olympics were Israeli sportspersons murdered?

Munich 1972


14. Which accord was signed between Israel and PLO in 1993?

Oslo Accord


15. What body of water is found to the west of Israel?


16. What is often associated with Hanukkah, is featured on Israel’s national emblem?

A menorah


17. The national anthem of Israel is “Hatikvah”, which translates to?

“The Hope”


18. Israel won its first Olympic gold medal in 2004 in which water-related sport?



19. What tree, whose branches often symbolize peace, is the national tree of Israel?



20. Israel was the first country to ban underweight models. True or false?



21. The Israeli company SoftWheel reinvented the wheel to help people do what?

Have a smoother ride in a wheelchair


22. How much honey do Israelis consume in total for the Jewish New Year?

1,600 tons


23. Which Israeli mobile game app reached over a million downloads in 72 hours?



24. When the notes in the Western Wall are cleaned out, where are they buried?

Mount of Olives


25. An Israeli professor has developed a mouthwash that uses what metal to detect oral cancer?



26. Why is Bamba, Israel’s favorite national snack, good for small children?

It helps prevent peanut allergies


27. A new inhaler has been developed in Israel that can give measured doses of which substance?



28. Which medieval commentator attempted to use astrology to prove that the Land of Israel was distinct from other lands?

Abraham Ibn Ezra


29. Early Zionists considered which countries as possible sites for the Jewish homeland?

Uganda and Argentina


30. Who is known as Gush Emunim?

Religious zionists


31. What year was the Six-Day War?



32. Who coined the famous phrase: “My heart is in the East and I am in the West”?

Judah Halevi


33. The Israeli Army withdrew from its positions in Lebanon in what year?



34. Who was the first American Consul to Jerusalem?

Warder Cresson


35. Ahad Haam was the founder of which kind of Zionism?

Cultural zionism


36. What country did Israel, France, and Britain invade in October 1956?



37. Who was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969 and became the world’s second elected female leader in modern times?

Golda Meir


38. Which freshwater lake in Israel is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth?

The Sea of Galilee


39. What is the national parliament of Israel called?

The Knesset


40. Which ancient port city is famous for its association with oranges?



41. Can you name Israel’s national airline?

El Al


42. Is the population of Israel closer to?

9 million


43. What name is given to food prepared in accordance with Jewish Dietary Laws?

Kosher food


44. In 1952, who was asked to be the president of Israel, but declined?

Albert Einstein


45. Which city is the economic and technological center of the country?

Tel Aviv


46. Which desert comprises more than half of Israel’s total land area?

The Negev Desert


47. In which year did Israel celebrate its 50th anniversary?



48. Who was the first Prime Minister of the State of Israel?

David Ben-Gurion


49. On which day of the week would you expect many shops to be shut because of the Shabbat, which is the Jewish Sabbath?


50. Operation Moses refers to the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews in 1984 from which country?



51. What name is given to a collective community that was traditionally based on agriculture?



52. What colour is the Star of David on the Israeli flag?

Blue (the flag depicts a blue Star of David on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes)


53. Israel gets as much rain as which country?



54. Israel gets sunshine about how many days?



55. Israel’s national currency is?



56. What means of transport helps you in get almost anywhere in Israel?



57. Can you name The Central Bus Station in Israel?

Tahana Merkazit


58. Most of the transportation in Israel is handled by which bus company?

Egged bus cooperative


59. In Israel, the Muslim sites are closed for tourists on which day?



60. What are the Jewish religious teachers in Israel called?



61. Name the highest mountain in Israel?

Mount Tabor


62. The wise sayings of Solomon were written down, what is it called?



63. Who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt?



64. Name the group of people conquered the Israelis’ kingdom in 722 B.C?



65. Can you name the Roman king who is known as the king who reigned during the life of Jesus?



66. Who was David Ben Gurion?

The leader of the Jewish Community


67. Can you tell what was the final plague sent by God to the Egyptians, according to the story?

Death of the firstborn


68. Jewish people cannot eat which meat?



69. “The law should apply to everybody equally” is called the?

Rule of law


70. How old is Israel?

73 years old


71. The Greek word Diaspora means?



72. Who fought the Romans for freedom and drove them out of Jerusalem?



73. The Israelites faith is known as?



74. Israel is located in?



75. Do you know the name of National animal of Israel?



76. What is the national flower of Israel?




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