Ancient and Medieval History QuizThe history of ancient and medieval Jewish communities reveals the origins of Judaism as we know it. How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?
Question 1. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 2. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Johanan Ben Zakkai
Question 3. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 4. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 5. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 6. Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 7. What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Ashkenazic and Sephardic
Spiritual and physical
Self-governing and politically-dependent
Orthodox and Reform