Modern History QuizQuestions of national identity and Jewish identity were central to the experience of modernity for Jews everywhere. How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?
Question 1. At the time of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, how many Jews lived there?
Question 2. Moses Mendelssohn was a Jewish scholar who
Learned to play the piano and later became a famous composer
Fell in love with and eventually married the Queen of Germany
First suggested that the shofar should be blown on Rosh HaShanah
Broke the traditional mold of the Jewish scholar by pursuing subjects beyond Judaism
Question 3. The "Night of Broken Glass" is known more famously by what name?
Question 4. Who was the first Israeli astronaut in outer space?
Question 5. Who is credited with delivering the first Yiddish socialist speech in America?
Question 6. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?
George H.W. Bush
Question 7. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 8. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of
The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform
All of the above
Question 9. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
Question 10. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?