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. According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?

Abraham Jacob Adam Joseph

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. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 4. 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 5. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av

Qustion 6. What number commandment (chronologically) is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage"?

1 2 3 4

Qustion 7. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 8. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 9. Who built the First Temple in Israel?

King Saul King David King Solomon King Jeroboam

Qustion 10. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?

Germany France Poland-Lithuania England
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