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 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 2. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar

Qustion 3. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?

The Babylonians The Greeks The Romans The Christians

Qustion 4. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 5. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?

College of Grenada College of Madrid College of Toledo College of Pumbedita

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. In what town was King David born in?

Jerusalem Eilat Bethlehem Jericho

Qustion 8. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

All Heretics Jews Protestants Atheists

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

Greek Roman Persian British

Qustion 10. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.

True False
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