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. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 2. According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 3. Where was Rashi born?
Question 4. What number commandment (chronologically) is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage"?
Question 5. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 6. In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Both a & b
Question 7. 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