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

True False

Qustion 2. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

Qustion 3. What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?

It is mentioned in the Mishnah There is a written report from a Jewish child who escaped Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, wrote about it There is nothing written about it, but the Masada story has been passed down orally from generation to generation

Qustion 4. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 5. Who built the First Temple in Israel?

King Saul King David King Solomon King Jeroboam

Qustion 6. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

All Heretics Jews Protestants Atheists

Qustion 7. 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

Qustion 8. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?

Rome Persia Assyria Babylonia

Qustion 9. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 10. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.

True False
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