My Jewish Learning

Modern History Quiz

Questions 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 name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?
 Jacob Frank
 Leopold Zunz
 Shabbetai Zevi
 Nathan of Gaza

 

Question 2. 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 3. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
 10,000
 25,000
 50,000
 100,000

 

Question 4. Which of these American Jewish institutions was created first?
 Jewish Theological Seminary
 Hebrew Union College
 Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
 American Jewish University

 

Question 5. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?
 Gerald Ford
 Jimmy Carter
 Ronald Reagan
 George H.W. Bush

 

Question 6. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
 1985
 1990
 1994
 1999

 

Question 7. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
 Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
 Leopold Zunz
 Abraham Joshua Heschel
 Arthur Green

 

Question 8. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
 1820
 1775
 1881
 1925

 

Question 9. Which of these denominations was established first?
 Conservative
 Reform
 Renewal
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 10. Who is credited with delivering the first Yiddish socialist speech in America?
 Karl Marx
 Leon Trotsky
 Emma Goldman
 Abraham Cahan