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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.


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


Question 3. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?


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


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?


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