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. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 2. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 3. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 4. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Baal Shem Tov
Question 5. 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 6. What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
It is mentioned in the Mishnah
There is a written report from a Jewish child who escaped
Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, wrote about it
There is nothing written about it, but the Masada story has been passed down orally from generation to generation
Question 7. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?