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. Who were the Karaites?

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

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

Maimonides Nahmanides Baal Shem Tov Rashi

Qustion 3. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

Isaac Luria Joseph Caro Rashi Nahmanides

Qustion 4. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 5. In what town was King David born in?

Jerusalem Eilat Bethlehem Jericho

Qustion 6. What was the purpose of the Crusades?

To bring an end to anti-Jewish violence in Europe To merge the centers of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry To recapture the Holy Land for Christianity To expose crypto-Jews who were practicing Judaism in secret

Qustion 7. In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?

That the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt That all Jews should return to Egypt That all Jews in Babylon should be killed That Jews can build a new Temple in Babylon

Qustion 8. Who built the First Temple in Israel?

King Saul King David King Solomon King Jeroboam

Qustion 9. 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 10. Where was Rashi born?

France Germany Poland Spain
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