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. 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 2. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?

Maimonides Nahmanides Baal Shem Tov Rashi

Qustion 3. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

530 CE 70 CE 538 BCE 515 BCE

Qustion 4. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

Qustion 5. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 6. What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?

It was a time of relative peace and tranquility Jewish residents were forcibly converted to Christianity All Jews left the area Within 24 years, the country changed hands three times

Qustion 7. When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?

In the 8th and 9th centuries, under Muslim rule After 1248, when Christians reconquested Spain After 1492, when Columbus sailed from Spain to the New World During the time of the Mishnah

Qustion 8. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 9. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 10. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?

Jesus Mordecai Bar Kochba Johanan Ben Zakkai
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