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
What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
Question 3 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?
Question 4 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 5 of 10
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 6 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 7 of 10
What was the purpose of the Crusades?
Question 8 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 9 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 10 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?

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