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. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was

Imperialism Colonialism Mercantilism Nazism

Qustion 3. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?

Zimbabwe Egypt Ethiopia South Africa

Qustion 4. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?

Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Leopold Zunz Abraham Joshua Heschel Arthur Green

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 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. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called

Geonim Apikorsim Tipshim Mitnaggedim

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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