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. 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 2. Meir Kahane was the founder of what organization?

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

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

Chaim Weizmann David Ben Gurion Theodor Herzl Golda Meir

Qustion 4. What does the term hofjuden refer to?

Hasidic Jews Court Jews Assimilated Jews Rabbis

Qustion 5. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?

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

Qustion 6. The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?

Treaty of Versailles Paris Peace Conference San Remo Convention Yalta Conference

Qustion 7. Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?

Zionism Socialism Acculturation All of these None of these

Qustion 8. 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 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. 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
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