Modern History Quiz


Questions of national identity and Jewish identity were central to the experience of modernity for Jews everywhere. How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?

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Qustion 1. The Reconquista (reconquest) of Spain lead to

The invention of latkes studded with pieces of ham Many Jews going into hiding, or outwardly converting to Christianity while secretly continuing to live as Jews Jews heading out to the far corners of Spain to reconquer the land for the King All of the above

Qustion 2. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 3. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of

Persecution Restrictive Laws Economic hardships The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform All of the above

Qustion 4. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George H.W. Bush

Qustion 5. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?

Moscow St. Petersburg Tel Aviv New York

Qustion 6. Which war moved American Jewry toward unwavering support of the State of Israel?

World War II The War of Independence in 1948-49 The Six-Day War in 1967 The Gulf War in 1991

Qustion 7. How did Harry Houdini die?

He drowned He fell off a tightrope He was punched in the stomach by a fan He had a heart attack

Qustion 8. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?

Jacob Frank Leopold Zunz Shabbetai Zevi Nathan of Gaza

Qustion 9. Solomon Schechter was

A theologian of Conservative Judaism A historian who brought the Cairo genizah to prominence A Professor of Hebrew at University College, London All of the above

Qustion 10. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?

33 50 72 90
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