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. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 2. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?

Babylonians Greeks Romans Persian

Qustion 3. Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?

Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Samuel I

Qustion 4. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?

Rome Persia Assyria Babylonia

Qustion 5. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 6. What is the Zohar?

An influential book of Jewish mystical thought about each Torah portion A pre-kabbalistic work from the time of the Geonim A spiritual alternative to the Talmud, produced around the same time as the Talmud An early modern collection of hasidic tales

Qustion 7. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 8. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 9. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

Qustion 10. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?

The Babylonians The Greeks The Romans The Christians
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