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
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 2 of 10
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 3 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 4 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 6 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 7 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 8 of 10
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 9 of 10
Who built the First Temple in Israel?
Question 10 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

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