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 was the purpose of the Crusades?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 3 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 4 of 10
What number commandment (chronologically) is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage"?
Question 5 of 10
After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?
Question 6 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?
Question 7 of 10
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 8 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 9 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?

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