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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. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
 All Heretics
 Jews
 Protestants
 Atheists

 

Question 3. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
 Germany
 France
 Poland-Lithuania
 England

 

Question 4. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
 Maimonides
 Nahmanides
 Baal Shem Tov
 Rashi

 

Question 5. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
 College of Grenada
 College of Madrid
 College of Toledo
 College of Pumbedita

 

Question 6. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
 Aaron
 Joshua
 Gideon
 Samuel

 

Question 7. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
 530 CE
 70 CE
 538 BCE
 515 BCE