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. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
 Chaim Weizmann
 David Ben Gurion
 Theodor Herzl
 Golda Meir


Question 2. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
 South America
 Australia (and New Zealand)


Question 3. 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 4. The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?
 Treaty of Versailles
 Paris Peace Conference
 San Remo Convention
 Yalta Conference


Question 5. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
 Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
 Leopold Zunz
 Abraham Joshua Heschel
 Arthur Green


Question 6. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?


Question 7. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?


Question 8. The "Night of Broken Glass" is known more famously by what name?


Question 9. 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 10. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
 An assimilated Jew
 A non-Zionist
 A bachelor
 A repentant sinner