A Jew and a Muslim playing chess in 13th century al-Andalus. El Libro de los Juegos, commissioned by Alphonse X of Castile, 13th century. Madrid, (Wikimedia Commons)

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

The history of ancient and medieval Jewish communities reveals the origins of Judaism as we know it. How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

Question 1 of 10
What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
Question 2 of 10
What was the purpose of the Crusades?
Question 3 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 5 of 10
When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 6 of 10
What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
Question 7 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 8 of 10
True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.
Question 9 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 10 of 10
Who were the Karaites?

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