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 wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 2. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?

College of Grenada College of Madrid College of Toledo College of Pumbedita

Qustion 3. Where was Rashi born?

France Germany Poland Spain

Qustion 4. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av

Qustion 5. 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 6. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 7. What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?

It is mentioned in the Mishnah There is a written report from a Jewish child who escaped Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, wrote about it There is nothing written about it, but the Masada story has been passed down orally from generation to generation

Qustion 8. Who built the First Temple in Israel?

King Saul King David King Solomon King Jeroboam

Qustion 9. What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?

It was a time of relative peace and tranquility Jewish residents were forcibly converted to Christianity All Jews left the area Within 24 years, the country changed hands three times

Qustion 10. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar
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