My Jewish Learning

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

The 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. What was the purpose of the Crusades?
 To bring an end to anti-Jewish violence in Europe
 To merge the centers of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry
 To recapture the Holy Land for Christianity
 To expose crypto-Jews who were practicing Judaism in secret

 

Question 2. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
 1400
 1492
 1201
 1810

 

Question 3. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
 Rome
 Persia
 Assyria
 Babylonia

 

Question 4. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
 All Heretics
 Jews
 Protestants
 Atheists

 

Question 6. In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
 Himyar
 Hijaz
 Turkey
 Both a & b

 

Question 7. The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
 The time of the First Temple
 The First and Second Centuries
 The Middle Ages
 The Ninth Century