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. In the Merchant of Venice, what is the price that Shylock demands from Antonio?

A thousand ducats A chest of gold A pound of flesh A hooked nose

Qustion 2. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?

Moscow St. Petersburg Tel Aviv New York

Qustion 3. What does the term hofjuden refer to?

Hasidic Jews Court Jews Assimilated Jews Rabbis

Qustion 4. Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?

Zionism Socialism Acculturation All of these None of these

Qustion 5. According to the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), what was the Jewish intermarriage rate in the United States?

27% 46% 52% 61%

Qustion 6. The Reconquista (reconquest) of Spain lead to

The invention of latkes studded with pieces of ham Many Jews going into hiding, or outwardly converting to Christianity while secretly continuing to live as Jews Jews heading out to the far corners of Spain to reconquer the land for the King All of the above

Qustion 7. 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 8. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called

Geonim Apikorsim Tipshim Mitnaggedim

Qustion 9. Solomon Schechter was

A theologian of Conservative Judaism A historian who brought the Cairo genizah to prominence A Professor of Hebrew at University College, London All of the above

Qustion 10. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?

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