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. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner
Question 2. How did Harry Houdini die?
He fell off a tightrope
He was punched in the stomach by a fan
He had a heart attack
Question 3. Who was the first Israeli astronaut in outer space?
Question 4. What was the Haskalah?
The first Jewish high school for girls
A Zionist movement in Russia in the interwar period
The European-based movement for Jewish enlightenment
The idea that a Jew could be a Jew on the inside, and a secular citizen on the outside
Question 5. There are no Jews living in Iran today.
Question 6. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?
George H.W. Bush
Question 7. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 8. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?
Question 9. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 10. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?