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 did the Maccabees revolt against?

The Babylonians The Greeks The Romans The Christians

Qustion 2. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 3. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.

True False

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

True False

Qustion 5. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 6. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.

True False

Qustion 7. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 8. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?

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

Qustion 9. In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?

That the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt That all Jews should return to Egypt That all Jews in Babylon should be killed That Jews can build a new Temple in Babylon

Qustion 10. 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
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