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. 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 2. 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 3. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?

Jacob Frank Leopold Zunz Shabbetai Zevi Nathan of Gaza

Qustion 4. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 5. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?

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

Qustion 6. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?

33 50 72 90

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

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

Qustion 9. Who was the Baal Shem Tov?

The founder of Hasidism An early modern Sephardic leader A famous cheder teacher in Poland The rabbi of Vilna, famous for creating a golem

Qustion 10. 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
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