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
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 2 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
Question 3 of 10
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
Question 4 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 5 of 10
By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 6 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 7 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 8 of 10
In what town was King David born in?
Question 9 of 10
In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Question 10 of 10
What is the Zohar?

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