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. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?

Rome Persia Assyria Babylonia

Qustion 2. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

Saul Rehoboam Reuven Gilad

Qustion 3. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av

Qustion 4. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 5. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?

Maimonides Nahmanides Baal Shem Tov Rashi

Qustion 6. The Tannaim were teachers in what era?

The time of the First Temple The First and Second Centuries The Middle Ages The Ninth Century

Qustion 7. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?

10th century 12th century 14th century 16th century

Qustion 8. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.

True False

Qustion 9. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?

Germany France Poland-Lithuania England

Qustion 10. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides
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