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Palestine Issue General Knowledge MCQs - 1

1. What is the significance of small town “Ramallah"?(a) Headquarter of Palestine Liberation Organization ✓
(b) Headquarter of Arab League
(c) Hometown of Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
(d) None of above

2. When did Hamas came into power?
(a) 15 February 2004
(b) 25 January 2005 ✓
(c) 21st July 2004
(d) 15th March 2005

3. On which date, the United Nations General Assembly voted to partition Palestine into
(a) August 29,1947
(b) November 29, 1947 ✓
(c) August 29,1948
(d) November 29,1948

4. Yasir Arafat was confined to his Headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah by Israel from .
(a) December 1999 - November 2004
(b) December 2oU0 — November 2004
(c) December 2001 - November 2004 ✓
(d) December 2002 - November 2004

5. Yasir Arafat and his friends founded Al-Fatah in:
(a) 1958 ✓
(b) 1960
(c) 1962
(d) 1964

6. Yasir Arafat became the chairman of the PLO executive committee in:
(a) 1964
(b) 1967
(c) 1969 ✓
(d) 1972

7. Which country expelled PLO in 1970?
(a) Jordan ✓
(b) Syria
(c) Egypt
(d) Lebanon

8. When were first Palestinian elections held in which Yasir Arafat was elected President of the Palestinian Authority?
(a) 1993
(b) 1994
(c) 1995
(d) 1996 ✓

9. Mahmud Abbas, is also known as:
(a) Abu Ala
(b) Abu Mazen ✓
(c) Abu Ahmed
(d) Abu Muhammud

10. Which Palestinian leader was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1994?
(a) Ahmed Qurie
(b) Mahmud Abbas
(c) Yasir Arafat ✓
(d) Sheikh Ahmed Yasin
1. The political faction of PLO is known as:
(a) Force 17
(b) Fatah ✓
(c) Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade
(d) Intifada

2. The first Palestinian Intifada began in:
(a) August 1980
(b) August 1987 ✓
(c) August 1994
(d) August 2001

3. The second Palestinian Intifada started in_____
(a) 2000 ✓
(b) 2001
(c) 2002
(d) 2003

4. Whose visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in east Jerusalem sparked the Palestinian Intifada?
(a) Binyamin Nentanyahu
(b) Ariel Sharon ✓
(c) Shimon Peres
(d) Yatizhak Rabin

5. Which Hamas leader was martyred in an Israeli missile attack on 17 April 2004?
(a) Sheikh Ahmed Yasin
(b) Abudul Aziz al-Rantissi ✓
(c) Ali Hassan Salameh
(d) Mahmud Abbas

6. Who was the founder and spiritual leader of Hamas?
(a) Sheikh Ahmed Yasin ✓
(b) Abdul Aziz al-Rantissi
(c) Ali Hassan Salamah
(d) Mahmud Abbas

7. Which is the largest Palestinian militant organization?
(a) Hamas ✓
(b) Islamic Jihad
(c) Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade
(d) Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

8. The peace negotiations culminated in the Oslo Accords of:
(a) September 1991
(b) September 1992
(c) September 1993 ✓
(d) September 1994

9. Oslo Accords was approved by the PLO Chairman Yasir Arafat, Israel’s then PM Yitzhak Rabin, and endorsed by US President:
(a) George Herbert Walker Bush
(b) Ronald Wilson Ragon
(c) Bill Clinton ✓
(d) Jimmy Carter

10. Which of the following is the Iranian-backed extremist Muslim faction based in Lebanon?
(a) Hamas (Zeal)
(b) Fatah (Victory)
(c) Hezbullah (Party of God) ✓
(d) Islamic Jihad
PAGE 41. The second Intifada known as the Al-Aqsa Intifada started after the failure of US sponsored Israeli-Palestinian Summit in 2000
(a) New York
(b) Washington DC
(c) Camp David ✓
(d) Oslo

2. Yasir Arafat passed away at Paris on
(a) 7 November 2004
(b) 11 November 2004 ✓
(c) 15 November 2004
(d) 19 November 2004

3. When Hamas was formed?
(a) 1980
(b) 1683
(c) 1985
(d) 1987 ✓

4. How many seats ware secured by Hamas in the house of 132 in 2006 Election?
(a) 65
(b) 76 ✓
(c) 71
(d) 56

5. Hamas formed government under the Prime Ministership of
(a) Ahmed Ceorie
(b) Mahmood Abbas
(c) Ahmad yasin
(d) Ismail Haniya ✓

6. Who is the president of Palestine?
(a) Ismail Haniyya
(b) Mahmoud Abbas ✓
(c) Ahmad Ceorie
(d) Ahmed Yasin

7. According to United Nations, the largest number of Palestinian refugees are living in
(a) Lebanon
(b) Syria
(c) Jordan ✓
(d) Egypt

8. The Gaza flotilla raid, code named by the Israel Defense Forces was seizure of six ships on 31 May 2010 carrying 663 people from 37 countries to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
(a) Operation Sea Breeze ✓
(b) Operation Sea Spark
(c) Operation Water Spark
(d) Operation Blue Water

9. Israel and Hamas began prisoner swap on 18 Oct 2011, in which the captured Israeli Army soldier   was released by Hamas in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners.
(a) Gilad Shalit ✓
(b) Gabi Ashkenazi
(c) Jonathan Locker
(d) Rav Aluf Benny Gantz

10. When was Palestine upgraded to "nonmember observer state" status in the United Nations in a 138-9 vote, General Assembly resolution 67/19 passed?
(a) 20th December 2014
(b) 29th November 2012 ✓
(c) 18th March 2013
(d) 6th May 2012

11. How many out of the total 193 member states of the United Nations recognized the State of Palestine on 14 September 2015?
(a) 103
(b) 188
(c) 136 ✓
(d) 84
PAGE 4 1. What do you understand by the term intifada”?
(a) War
(b) Uprising ✓
(c) Peace
(d) Negotiations

2. When Palestinian Liberation Organization (FLO) was established?
(a) 1956
(b) 1959
(c) 1964 ✓
(d) 1968

3. ‘Ramallah” is the headquarter of Palestinian authority situated at __________.
(a) West Bank ✓
(b) Gaza strip
(c) Tunis
(d) Jordan

4. In November 1988, Palestinian National Council announced the creation of an independent Palestinian State at:
(a) Nigeria
(b) Algeria ✓
(c) Tunisia
(d) Jordan

5. PLO headquarter is situated in:
(a) Ramallah ✓
(b) Algeria
(c) Lebanon
(d) Jordan

6. Of the Population of Jerusalem, the Palestinians are:
(a) 20% ✓
(b) 30%
(c) 40%
(d) 50%
7. What is ‘Hamas'?
(a) A Town of Jordan
(b) A radical Palestinian Group ✓
(c) President of Lebanon
(d) None of the above

8. Yasir Arafat was elected, Chairman of the Palestinian Authority in:
(a) 1993
(b) 1995
(c) 1996 ✓
(d) 1998

9. Identify UN Security Council Resolution adopted in October 1967 for the Creation of an Independent Palestinian State:
(a) Resolution 142
(b) Resolution 188
(c) Resolution 242 ✓
(d) Resolution 263

10. The number of Palestinian Refugees registered in UN Refugees Relief Agency was.
(a) 1.1 million
(b) 1.7 million
(c) 2.7 million
(d) 3.7 million ✓

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