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. What does the term hofjuden refer to?
Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. Which of the following figures was approached to be the President of the State of Israel?
Question 6. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
Australia (and New Zealand)
Question 7. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?
Question 8. 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 9. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 10. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner