Ancient and Medieval History Quiz


The history of ancient and medieval Jewish communities reveals the origins of Judaism as we know it. How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

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Qustion 1. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?

The Babylonians The Greeks The Romans The Christians

Qustion 2. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

530 CE 70 CE 538 BCE 515 BCE

Qustion 3. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 4. Who were the Karaites?

A medieval Jewish sect An alternative to rabbinic Judaism Biblical fundamentalists All of these

Qustion 5. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.

True False

Qustion 6. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?

10th century 12th century 14th century 16th century

Qustion 7. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av

Qustion 8. Who built the First Temple in Israel?

King Saul King David King Solomon King Jeroboam

Qustion 9. In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?

That the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt That all Jews should return to Egypt That all Jews in Babylon should be killed That Jews can build a new Temple in Babylon

Qustion 10. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.

True False
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