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 year were Jews expelled from Spain?
Question 2 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 3 of 10
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 4 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 5 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 6 of 10
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
Question 7 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 8 of 10
What was the purpose of the Crusades?
Question 9 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 10 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?

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