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

530 CE 70 CE 538 BCE 515 BCE

Qustion 2. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 3. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.

True False

Qustion 4. Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?

Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Samuel I

Qustion 5. Where was Rashi born?

France Germany Poland Spain

Qustion 6. 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 7. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 8. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?

Jesus Mordecai Bar Kochba Johanan Ben Zakkai

Qustion 9. Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?

Greek Roman Persian British

Qustion 10. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?

Maimonides Nahmanides Baal Shem Tov Rashi
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