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. Meir Kahane was the founder of what organization?
Jewish Defense League
Jews Against the Occupation
National Jewish Republican Coalition
Question 2. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
Australia (and New Zealand)
Question 3. Moses Mendelssohn was a Jewish scholar who
Learned to play the piano and later became a famous composer
Fell in love with and eventually married the Queen of Germany
First suggested that the shofar should be blown on Rosh HaShanah
Broke the traditional mold of the Jewish scholar by pursuing subjects beyond Judaism
Question 4. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?
Question 5. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?
Question 6. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 7. 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 8. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?
Question 9. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of
The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform
All of the above
Question 10. 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