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 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 2. In what town was King David born in?

Jerusalem Eilat Bethlehem Jericho

Qustion 3. When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?

In the 8th and 9th centuries, under Muslim rule After 1248, when Christians reconquested Spain After 1492, when Columbus sailed from Spain to the New World During the time of the Mishnah

Qustion 4. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.

True False

Qustion 5. What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?

They expelled him to Australia They burned him alive They beheaded him They appointed him king

Qustion 6. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 7. Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?

Greek Roman Persian British

Qustion 8. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?

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

Qustion 9. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 10. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av
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