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. Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 2. What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
They expelled him to Australia
They burned him alive
They beheaded him
They appointed him king
Question 3. The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
The time of the First Temple
The First and Second Centuries
The Middle Ages
The Ninth Century
Question 4. In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
That the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt
That all Jews should return to Egypt
That all Jews in Babylon should be killed
That Jews can build a new Temple in Babylon
Question 5. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 6. 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
Question 7. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.