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. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 2. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?

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

Qustion 3. At the time of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, how many Jews lived there?

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

Qustion 4. Which war moved American Jewry toward unwavering support of the State of Israel?

World War II The War of Independence in 1948-49 The Six-Day War in 1967 The Gulf War in 1991

Qustion 5. Who is credited with delivering the first Yiddish socialist speech in America?

Karl Marx Leon Trotsky Emma Goldman Abraham Cahan

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. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Orthodox

Qustion 8. How did Harry Houdini die?

He drowned He fell off a tightrope He was punched in the stomach by a fan He had a heart attack

Qustion 9. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?

Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George H.W. Bush

Qustion 10. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.

True False
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