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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called

Geonim Apikorsim Tipshim Mitnaggedim

Qustion 2. 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 3. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?

Chaim Weizmann David Ben Gurion Theodor Herzl Golda Meir

Qustion 4. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?

Europe Africa South America Australia (and New Zealand)

Qustion 5. 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 6. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?

Moscow St. Petersburg Tel Aviv New York

Qustion 7. Leo Frank was

A Jewish man lynched by a Southern mob The leader of the Brit Shalom movement The Bostoner Rebbe A Kosher pastry chef in Chicago

Qustion 8. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?

10,000 25,000 50,000 100,000

Qustion 9. 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 10. What was the Haskalah?

The first Jewish high school for girls A Zionist movement in Russia in the interwar period The European-based movement for Jewish enlightenment The idea that a Jew could be a Jew on the inside, and a secular citizen on the outside
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