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
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 2 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 3 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 4 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 5 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 6 of 10
What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
Question 7 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 8 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 9 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 10 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?

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