JEWISH NEWS QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 12 months, 25 questions.. How will you do?
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JEWISH NEWS QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 12 months, 25 questions.. How will you do?

From Donald Trump and David Baddiel to a dodgy diamond dealer and Kim Kardashian, we test how much our readers have been paying attention in the past year!

 

 

 

Which ridiculous concept became reality in 2016?

A) 
Donald Trump was elected US president
B) 
Boris Johnson was appointed foreign secretary
C) 
Jeremy Corbyn said the word ‘Israel’

How did a Methodist church in Marylebone agree to balance the scales during its awareness-raising ‘checkpoint’ exhibition?

A) 
Use a little less fake blood
B) 
Replace rifles with water pistols
C) 
Include Israel’s justification for the checks

Which Australian-born diplomat became Israel’s new ambassador to the UK?

A) 
Mark Regev
B) 
Isla Fisher
C) 
Germaine Greer

Who issued a heartfelt apology after appearing to suggest that Israeli Jews should be deported to the United States?

A) 
Jeremy Corbyn MP
B) 
Naz Shah MP
C) 
Mahmoud Abbas

Which national figure was commemorated on a Royal Mail stamp after a JN campaign?

A) 
Stacey Solomon
B) 
Sir Nicholas Winton
C) 
Dave from Finchley

Which giant of the Jewish world, who died this year, once said: “The Jews’ greatest contribution to mankind is dissatisfaction”?

A) 
Leonard Cohen
B) 
Shimon Peres
C) 
David Gest

David Baddiel’s Radio 4 show was dropped after 120 complaints about crude jokes on which subject?

A) 
Honey G’s X-Factor antics
B) 
Judge Rinder’s ballroom antics
C) 
The Queen’s bedroom antics

What colour did Shami Chakrabarti paint her report into anti-Semitism in the Labour Party?

A) 
Magnolia
B) 
Cream
C) 
Brilliant White – Gloss Finish

Which famous footballer said this year he felt “partly Jewish”?

A) 
Wayne Rooney
B) 
David Beckham
C) 
Nicolas Anelka

How has the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottinghamshire ensured that survivors continue to talk to schoolchildren long into the future?

A) 
Produced a new film
B) 
Something clever with electrodes
C) 
Recorded them as 3D holograms answering questions

How many applications for new Jewish secondary schools in or near Barnet were submitted after the government lifted its 50 percent cap on faith-based admissions?

A) 
Two. Because no child of mine is going there
B) 
Two. Because the other one’s run by them
C) 
Two. Because no one only ever needs one

Which Israeli football team knocked Southampton out of the Europa League?

A) Hapoel Be’er Sheva
B) Haifa Athletic
C) 
Sderot City

Ozzy the Dog became a hero after finding what near a north-London playground?

A) 
The Football World Cup trophy
B) 
Bullets
C) 
Ofsted inspectors

How did the UK’s Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors lock horns in September?

A) 
Jujitsu
B) 
Air Hockey
C) 
Debate on LBC Radio

Who were forced to continue their battle to pray at the Western Wall, despite the Israeli government designating a section specifically for them?

A) 
Christians
B) 
Women
C) 
Americans

What did research by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research find that Jewish students were experiencing on campus?

A) 
Hedonism
B) 
Debauchery
C) 
Twice daily phone-calls from their mothers

Why were plans for a new eruv in south Manchester ditched?

A) 
Lack of wire
B) 
Lack of public support
C) 
Lack of Jews

Which country did Jeremy Corbyn politely refuse to visit?

A) 
Israel
B) 
Israel
C) 
ISRAEL!

In which extreme sport did grandmother and rebbetzin Freda Kaplan of Norris Lea Synagogue participate for a Yom Kippur charity fundraiser?

A) 
Cliff-jumping
B) 
Wing-suiting
C) 
Sky-diving

Why did British Jewish leaders campaign for a UK ban on the controversial Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi this summer?

A) 
He’s said fewer than one million Halachic Jews died in the Holocaust
B) 
He’s said children with severe disabilities sinned in a past life
C) 
Both, if you can believe it. And that’s not the half of it

Which Jewish singer won the Nobel Prize for Literature?

A) 
Bob Dylan
B) 
Barry Manilow
C) 
Matisyahu

Which European country’s foreign ministry reported a 20-fold increase in applications for citizenship from British Jews in the wake of the Brexit vote?

A) 
Iceland
B) 
Vatican City
C) 
Germany

What Jewish self-defence technique did Kim Kardashian decide to take up after her robbery ordeal in Paris?

A) 
Self-deprecation
B) 
Krav Maga
C) 
Lawsuits

What was the name of the business owned by Barnet-based diamond dealer Danny Koort, who was sentenced to 11 years in jail for laundering at least £30million?

A) 
Kosher Diamonds
B) 
Done-a-runner Diamonds
C) 
Don’t-say-you-didn’t-know Diamonds

Why did the chairman of Radlett United Synagogue criticise four Yavneh pupils?

A) 
Destroying the shul’s toilets
B) 
Destroying the shul
C) 
Destroying Radlett

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