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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 2. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.

True False

Qustion 3. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?

Jesus Mordecai Bar Kochba Johanan Ben Zakkai

Qustion 4. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

530 CE 70 CE 538 BCE 515 BCE

Qustion 5. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

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

Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Samuel I

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

Greek Roman Persian British

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?

Ashkenazic and Sephardic Spiritual and physical Self-governing and politically-dependent Orthodox and Reform
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