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. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?

Nina Pinta St. Albans St. Louis

Qustion 2. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?

France Yemen Russia They all experienced modernity at the same time

Qustion 3. What is the name of the terrorist group that plotted the Entebbe hijacking in 1976?

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Hamas Palestinian Liberation Organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Qustion 4. 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 5. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?

Jacob Frank Leopold Zunz Shabbetai Zevi Nathan of Gaza

Qustion 6. Jacob Frank was

An activist for civil rights for Jews in the 19th century A French writer known for his Yiddish inflected poetry The progenitor of the Reform movement A false prophet who was a disciple of Shabbetai Tzvi

Qustion 7. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was

Imperialism Colonialism Mercantilism Nazism

Qustion 8. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?

1820 1775 1881 1925

Qustion 9. There are no Jews living in Iran today.

True False

Qustion 10. Meir Kahane was the founder of what organization?

Jewish Defense League B'nai Brith Jews Against the Occupation National Jewish Republican Coalition
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