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

Greek Roman Persian British

Qustion 2. 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 3. Who were the Karaites?

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

Qustion 4. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.

True False

Qustion 5. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?

Maimonides Nahmanides Baal Shem Tov Rashi

Qustion 6. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?

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

Qustion 7. 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 8. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

All Heretics Jews Protestants Atheists

Qustion 9. What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?

Ashkenazic and Sephardic Spiritual and physical Self-governing and politically-dependent Orthodox and Reform

Qustion 10. What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?

Caesar Alexander the Great Constantine Nebuchadnezzar
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