A Jew and a Muslim playing chess in 13th century al-Andalus. El Libro de los Juegos, commissioned by Alphonse X of Castile, 13th century. Madrid, (Wikimedia Commons)

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

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 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 2 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Question 3 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 4 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?
Question 5 of 10
Who built the First Temple in Israel?
Question 6 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 7 of 10
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 8 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 9 of 10
What is the Zohar?
Question 10 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

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