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 did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 2 of 10
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
Question 3 of 10
When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
Question 4 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 5 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 6 of 10
In what town was King David born in?
Question 7 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 8 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 9 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 10 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?

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