Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948


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Why were thousands of non-Jews without a country after 1948?

I. They were not allowed back into Israel if they left.

II. They did not organize a government in their territory.

III. Other Arab nations did not welcome the immigrants.

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Who took Palestinian land after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948?

I. Israel

II. Jordan

III. Egypt

IV. Iraq

2. In what year did Israel declare its independence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the State of Israel. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the land seized after the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Israel's declaration of independence
  • Purpose of U.N. Resolution 181
  • The Mandate of Palestine

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the State of Israel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the struggle of non-Jews after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the U.N. Resolution 181

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson Israeli Statehood and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the basic history of Palestine through the centuries
  • Understand Britain's involvement and the Mandate of Palestine
  • Recognize the factors that led to the declaration of Israeli statehood
  • Identify the participants, and eventual outcome, of the Arab-Israeli War
  • Understand the impact of the 1948 refugee crisis