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. 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
Question 3. Who was the first Israeli astronaut in outer space?
Question 4. 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 5. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was
Question 6. Jacob Frank was
An activist for civil rights for Jews in the 19th century
A French writer known for his Yiddish inflected poetry
The progenitor of the Reform movement
A false prophet who was a disciple of Shabbetai Tzvi
Question 7. 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 8. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 9. At the time of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, how many Jews lived there?
Question 10. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?