A Jew and a Muslim playing chess in 13th century al-Andalus. El Libro de los Juegos, commissioned by Alphonse X of Castile, 13th century. Madrid, (Wikimedia Commons)

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

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?

Question 1 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 2 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 3 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 4 of 10
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 5 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 6 of 10
By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 9 of 10
What is the Zohar?
Question 10 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?

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