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. Which of these American Jewish institutions was created first?
Jewish Theological Seminary
Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
American Jewish University
Question 2. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was
Question 3. One of the only famous female tzaddiks was named
The Dame of Dusseldorf
The Maid of Ludomir
The Lady of Warsaw
The Mistress of Lvov
Question 4. What is the name of the terrorist group that plotted the Entebbe hijacking in 1976?
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Palestinian Liberation Organization
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Question 5. In the Merchant of Venice, what is the price that Shylock demands from Antonio?
A thousand ducats
A chest of gold
A pound of flesh
A hooked nose
Question 6. True or False: The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey indicated that more Jews in America identified themselves as "cultural" Jews than as "religious" Jews.
Question 7. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 8. Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?
All of these
None of these
Question 9. 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 10. Leo Frank was
A Jewish man lynched by a Southern mob
The leader of the Brit Shalom movement
The Bostoner Rebbe
A Kosher pastry chef in Chicago