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 succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 2. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?

Jeremiah Isaiah Gedaliah Ezra

Qustion 3. 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 4. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

All Heretics Jews Protestants Atheists

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

True False

Qustion 6. Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?

Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Samuel I

Qustion 7. What was the purpose of the Crusades?

To bring an end to anti-Jewish violence in Europe To merge the centers of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry To recapture the Holy Land for Christianity To expose crypto-Jews who were practicing Judaism in secret

Qustion 8. 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 9. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 10. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?

Rome Persia Assyria Babylonia
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