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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?

Babylonians Greeks Romans Persian

Qustion 2. Where was Rashi born?

France Germany Poland Spain

Qustion 3. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

Aaron Joshua Gideon Samuel

Qustion 4. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?

10th century 12th century 14th century 16th century

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?

Deuteronomy Joshua Judges Samuel I

Qustion 8. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?

1400 1492 1201 1810

Qustion 9. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?

Jesus Mordecai Bar Kochba Johanan Ben Zakkai

Qustion 10. 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
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