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

Jacob Frank Leopold Zunz Shabbetai Zevi Nathan of Gaza

Qustion 2. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?

Europe Africa South America Australia (and New Zealand)

Qustion 3. 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 4. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.

True False

Qustion 5. What does the term hofjuden refer to?

Hasidic Jews Court Jews Assimilated Jews Rabbis

Qustion 6. 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 7. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?

1820 1775 1881 1925

Qustion 8. True or False: Originally, Hasidic leadership was passed on to the most outstanding disciple of the Rebbe or Zaddik when he died.

True False

Qustion 9. At the time of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, how many Jews lived there?

50,000 80,000 100,000 120,000

Qustion 10. Which of these denominations was established first?

Conservative Reform Renewal Reconstructionist
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