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. There are no Jews living in Iran today.

True False

Qustion 2. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.

True False

Qustion 4. What does the term hofjuden refer to?

Hasidic Jews Court Jews Assimilated Jews Rabbis

Qustion 5. Moses Mendelssohn was a Jewish scholar who

Learned to play the piano and later became a famous composer Fell in love with and eventually married the Queen of Germany First suggested that the shofar should be blown on Rosh HaShanah Broke the traditional mold of the Jewish scholar by pursuing subjects beyond Judaism

Qustion 6. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?

An assimilated Jew A non-Zionist A bachelor A repentant sinner

Qustion 7. 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 8. True or False: The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey indicated that more Jews in America identified themselves as "cultural" Jews than as "religious" Jews.

True False

Qustion 9. Which of the following figures was approached to be the President of the State of Israel?

Louis Brandeis Albert Einstein Benjamin Cardozo Elie Weisel

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

33 50 72 90
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