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
Where was Rashi born?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 3 of 10
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 4 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 6 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 7 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 8 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Question 9 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 10 of 10
By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?

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