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
When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
Question 2 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 3 of 10
What number commandment (chronologically) is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage"?
Question 4 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 5 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 6 of 10
After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?
Question 7 of 10
In what town was King David born in?
Question 8 of 10
When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 9 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?
Question 10 of 10
By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?

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