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Hebrew Language - New York Regents 1998 Exam


a Directions (1-9): For each question, you will hear some background information in English once. Then you will hear a passage in Hebrew twice and a question in English once. After you have heard the question, the teacher will pause while you read the question and the four suggested answers. Identify the best suggested answer. Base your answer on the content of the passage, only. [18]

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1.

You hear this agricultural report on Israeli television:


What did the report say about tomatoes in Israel?
1 The tomatoes are very large.
2 The tomatoes are inexpensive.
3 Israeli farmers are not growing many tomatoes.
4 Tomatoes available in Israel come from Jordan.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

2.

Your Israeli friend just returned from a trip to Morocco. He tells you:


What did your friend do in Casablanca?
1 He sent a card to his friend in Israel.
2 He heard Arab musicians playing Israeli songs.
3 He ate Israeli food in a hotel.
4 He made a film about Morocco.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

3.

You hear this weather report on Israeli radio:


Why are some people locking forward to this weather?
1 Israeli farmers need more rain.
2 This is ideal weather for vacations.
3 Israelis will be able to go swimming again.
4 Israelis prefer high temperatures.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

4.

Your friend Shai tells you about his summer plans. He says:


What is one of the things Shai is going to do this summer?
1 He is going to visit his aunt.
2 He is going on a trip.
3 H is going to go horseback riding.
4 He is going to see a show.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

5.

Your Hebrew teacher tells you about a special event that is taking place this year. Your teacher says:


What is the main reason that tourists will visit Israel in 1998?
1 to dedicate a new Holocaust museum
2 to attend the Israeli Olympics
3 to visit the new shopping malls
4 to celebrate Israel’s 5oth anniversary

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

6.

You attend a lecture given by a visiting Israeli professor. He says:


Why is the Israeli professor impressed by Bellow, Malamud, Roth, and Ozick?
1 They are all Nobel Prize winners.
2 They wrote important works on Jewish themes.
3 They taught literature in a Boston university.
4 They contributed articles to the Hebrew Encyclopedia.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

7.

Lavie tells you about his plans for the weekend. He says:


What does Lavie plan to do Saturday night?
1 see a show
2 eat pizza
3 attend a meeting
4 go bowling

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

8.

You are waiting in a long line outside a store in Tel Aviv. The person in front of you says:


Why are people standing in line?
1 to get free food
2 to buy special food
3 to learn how to cook
4 to get an autographed cookbook

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  Half-n-half Clue
 

9.

You hear this news report on Israeli television:


Why did David Levy go to the hospital?
1 He went to visit a sick friend.
2 He broke his leg.
3 He felt chest pains.
4 His wife gave birth.

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  Half-n-half Clue
 
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