Steve Kramer

Quiz for anti-Zionist demonstrators on campus

For those of my readers who want to demonstrate against Israel (not likely) or learn, here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the facts pertinent to the situation. Answers are listed at the end.

Choose the correct answers below.

1. What does intifada mean?

a. It’s when people get together, like at Woodstock, do drugs, and have excitement.

b. It’s like a special birthday party.

c. It’s a violent Palestinian uprising against Israelis.

2. Which river and which sea are represented in the saying, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

a. The Mississippi River and the Atlantic Ocean.

b. The Hayarkon River in Tel Aviv and the Red Sea.

c. The Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

3. “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” What does this phrase mean?

a. There will be no entrance fee to enter Palestine.

b. The State of Palestine will be a freedom loving democracy.

c. The Judenrein State of Palestine will replace the Jewish state of Israel.

4. Which countries border Gaza?

a. Israel solely

b. Lebanon, Israel, and Syria

c. Israel and Egypt

5. Are non-Jews eligible for Israeli citizenship?

a. No, only Jews can be citizens.

b. Yes, but they have to convert to Judaism.

c. Yes, All Israel’s citizens: Arabs, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Druse, Bahai, can vote.

6. Are Jews the only ones allowed into the medical professions in Israel?

a. Yes, there are no non-Jewish medical students in Israel.

b. Yes, Arab medical professionals were disallowed after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

c. No, Arab and Druze Israelis, who make up 20 percent of Israel’s population, are 50% of Israel’s medical professionals.

7. Can non-Jewish Israelis be judges, police officers, politicians, soldiers?

a. Non-Jewish Israelis cannot hold any position with power over Jews.

b. Non-Jewish Israelis can only work at menial jobs.

c. Non-Jewish Israelis are not restricted from any jobs. 

8. On which continent is Israel located and is it next to a body of water?

a. Israel is in N. Africa, and is located on the Pacific Ocean.

b. Israel is in Europe and borders the Black Sea.

c. Israel is in Asia and borders the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

9. Are gay or trans people allowed to live in Israel?

a. Gay or trans people are against the law in Israel.

b. Gay or trans people can live in Israel, but have to wear pink hats.

c. Gay or trans people live freely in Israel.

10. Must Muslim women in Israel cover their hair in public?

a. Muslim women must wear a burka or at least a hijab in public.

b. Muslim women must cover their hair and a male must accompany them.

c. Muslim women have no government restrictions on them.

11. During which period has the State of Palestine existed?

a. The State of Palestine existed from 1918-1948.

b. The State of Palestine existed from 637 C.E. until 1917.

c. No State of Palestine has ever existed.

12. Is Israel an Apartheid country?

a. Of course. Arabs have no rights in Israel and have separate toilets too!

b. Of course. Arab boys can only learn until grade 8 in school, and girls not at all.

c. No. Non-Jewish citizens have the identical rights as Jewish citizens.

13. Israel is a colonialist state.

a. Israel is a “settler-colonial state” created by Jewish refugees over the objection of the native inhabitants, the indigenous Palestinians.

b. Yes, the Jews came to Palestine after WW2 and dominated the Arabs, who were living in the British Mandate for Palestine, which was not a state.

c. The State of Israel is located in the ancient home of the Jewish people (since at least 1,000 BCE). It is the third Jewish sovereignty of the Land of Israel.

14. When were the Palestinian Arabs offered a state of their own in Palestine?

a. Never. They won Palestine by defeating the Romans. Then the Jews stole it.

b. The UN gave the Palestinian Arabs a state in 1918. Later the Jews usurped it.

c. The Palestinian Arabs turned down the UN offer of a state in 1947. They failed to found a state in Judea and Samaria when they had the opportunity in 1949. The Palestinian ruler Yasser Arafat turned down President Clinton’s 2000 plan for two states, which Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Barak accepted. In 2008, Arafat again turned down the offer of a state made by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. 

15. Did Hamas break a peace treaty with Israel on October 7?

a. Yes, a peace treaty was signed with the Palestinian Authority under the Oslo Accords.

b. Yes, Pres. Mahmoud Abbas made peace with Israel after his election in 2005.

c.  No, but the Palestinian Arabs broke a ceasefire agreement that was in place on 10/6.

16. What happened in Khartoum at the end of August, 1967?

a. It was very hot.

b. It didn’t rain.

c. The “Three Noes” of Khartoum were issued following the Arab defeat in the Six Day War: No peace with Israel, No negotiations with Israel, No recognition of Israel, and ‘maintenance of the rights of the Palestinian people in their nation.’

17. What is the essence of the preamble to the revised Hamas Charter of 1988?

a. The Jews stole our country and we want it back.

b. The Jews suck.

c. Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.” The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory.


18.True or False: Terrorists from Gaza raped, mutilated, incinerated, and murdered 1,200 Israelis, predominately civilians, while kidnapping hundreds of men, women, children, and babies on October 7.

a. False, it’s all a Zionist lie.

b. False, all the videos from the terrorists’ GoPro cameras are Israeli AI. 

c. True, the worst slaughter of Jews (and some others) since the Holocaust.

19. True or False: Israel was bombarded by 9,500 missiles and rockets in the first month following the October 7 onslaught by Hamas. 

a. False. The Gazans threw rocks at the Israelis, that’s all.

b. False. Only 1,000 projectiles were fired at Israel in the first month.

c. True. Since Israel totally withdraw from Gaza in 2005, many tens of thousands of rockets, missiles, and mortars have been fired into Israel.

20. When Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2005, how did the Palestinian Arabs in Gaza react to their freedom from their hated enemy? 

a. The Gazans built their statelet into a “Singapore” on the Mediterranean, fulfilling their dreams of a prosperous, happy nation, free of Jewish domination.

b. The Gazans took advantage of the wonderful greenhouse infrastructure which the Israelis had left intact, and proceeded to build a prosperous agricultural economy.

c. Hamas usurped the Palestinian Authority and used the billions of $ in aid that the  West provided to build an underground system of tunnels and weapons factories, instead of investing in the welfare of the people.

21. Is the belligerent state of Iran promoting peace in the Middle East?

a. Yes, Iran has signed peace treaties with all the neighboring states, including Israel.

b. Yes, Iran, Lebanon, and Syria are leading the way to peace and prosperity.

c. No, Iran is the largest disruptor of peace in the Middle East, promoting proxy terrorist armies and threatening to annihilate Israel and the US with nuclear weapons. 

22. Are Jews a large minority in the Middle East based on their population and size?

a. No, there are 7 million Jews in the Middle East and 475 million Arabs (0.15%).

b. Yes, there are 105 million Jews living in Israel, the same as Egypt’s population.

c. Yes, there are many millions of Jews because they control everything in the ME.

23. Is Israel is one of the largest countries in the Middle East?

a. No, it is one of the smallest, with .0012% of the Middle East compare to the Arabs.

b. Yes, because it is bigger than Lebanon.

c. Yes, it is huge because Israel is a leading power in the Middle East.

24. Is Israel to blame for the many civilian deaths and suffering in its war in Gaza?

a. No, blame Hamas because it relies on civilian deaths (human shields) as its strategy.

b. No, blame Hamas for stealing foreign aid shipments for its own use and to sell back to the citizens, for whom it cares nothing.

c. No, blame Hamas because to build hundreds of miles of tunnels it stole nearly all of the steel and concrete sent into Gaza for civilian use.

25. You sympathize with the Palestinians and want to help them. What can you do?

a. Wreak mayhem on your campus or in your community, vilifying Israel and Jews while excusing Hamas for its inhumanity.

b. Wreak mayhem on your campus or in your community, vilifying Israel and Jews while blaming Hamas for its inhumanity.

c. If you are a Palestinian, you can go to Gaza and try to reform it. 

d. None of the above.

26. Why are university students in the US and the West protesting against Israelis, Zionists, and Jews?

a. It’s a cool thing to do, so let’s party!

b. They’re not sure, but all their friends are doing it, so let’s party!

c. They have been brainwashed that the Jews and Israel are bad, so let’s party!


1 thru 21: c  

22: a

23: a

24: a,b,c  

25: d

26: a,b,c

About the Author
Steve Kramer grew up in Atlantic City, graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1967, adopted the hippie lifestyle until 1973, then joined the family business for 15 years. Steve moved to Israel from Margate, NJ in 1991 with his family. He has written more than 1100 articles about Israel and Jews since making Aliyah. Steve and his wife Michal live in Kfar Saba.
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