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

 

Question 2. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
 Maimonides
 Nahmanides
 Baal Shem Tov
 Rashi

 

Question 3. According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
 Abraham
 Jacob
 Adam
 Joseph

 

Question 4. What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?
 It was a time of relative peace and tranquility
 Jewish residents were forcibly converted to Christianity
 All Jews left the area
 Within 24 years, the country changed hands three times

 

Question 5. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
 Jesus
 Mordecai
 Bar Kochba
 Johanan Ben Zakkai

 

Question 6. In what town was King David born in?
 Jerusalem
 Eilat
 Bethlehem
 Jericho

 

Question 7. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?
 Jeremiah
 Isaiah
 Gedaliah
 Ezra