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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?

Zionism Socialism Acculturation All of these None of these

Qustion 2. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?

Zimbabwe Egypt Ethiopia South Africa

Qustion 3. 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 4. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?

Jacob Frank Leopold Zunz Shabbetai Zevi Nathan of Gaza

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. Who is credited with delivering the first Yiddish socialist speech in America?

Karl Marx Leon Trotsky Emma Goldman Abraham Cahan

Qustion 8. One of the only famous female tzaddiks was named

The Dame of Dusseldorf The Maid of Ludomir The Lady of Warsaw The Mistress of Lvov

Qustion 9. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of

Persecution Restrictive Laws Economic hardships The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform All of the above

Qustion 10. There are no Jews living in Iran today.

True False
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