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. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 2. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 3. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
David Ben Gurion
Question 4. True or False: The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey indicated that more Jews in America identified themselves as "cultural" Jews than as "religious" Jews.
Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. Solomon Schechter was
A theologian of Conservative Judaism
A historian who brought the Cairo genizah to prominence
A Professor of Hebrew at University College, London
All of the above
Question 8. There are no Jews living in Iran today.
Question 9. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
Question 10. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was