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 biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 2. 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 3. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 4. Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 5. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Johanan Ben Zakkai
Question 6. What is the Zohar?
An influential book of Jewish mystical thought about each Torah portion
A pre-kabbalistic work from the time of the Geonim
A spiritual alternative to the Talmud, produced around the same time as the Talmud
An early modern collection of hasidic tales
Question 7. Who built the First Temple in Israel?