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. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.
Question 2. 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 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. Which war moved American Jewry toward unwavering support of the State of Israel?
World War II
The War of Independence in 1948-49
The Six-Day War in 1967
The Gulf War in 1991
Question 5. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?
Nathan of Gaza
Question 6. Which of these denominations was established first?
Question 7. Who was the Baal Shem Tov?
The founder of Hasidism
An early modern Sephardic leader
A famous cheder teacher in Poland
The rabbi of Vilna, famous for creating a golem
Question 8. Meir Kahane was the founder of what organization?
Jewish Defense League
Jews Against the Occupation
National Jewish Republican Coalition
Question 9. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 10. The "Night of Broken Glass" is known more famously by what name?