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. 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 2. Where was Rashi born?

France Germany Poland Spain

Qustion 3. What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?

Alexander Posidonius Pompey Aristobulus

Qustion 4. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

Qustion 5. 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 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. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

530 CE 70 CE 538 BCE 515 BCE

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

Rome Persia Assyria Babylonia

Qustion 9. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?

Hanukkah Tu Bishvat Purim Tisha B'Av

Qustion 10. Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?

Greek Roman Persian British
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