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
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
Question 2 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
Question 3 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Question 4 of 10
What is the Zohar?
Question 5 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 6 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 7 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 8 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 9 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 10 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

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