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
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
Question 2 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 4 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
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
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 7 of 10
When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
Question 8 of 10
What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
Question 9 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 10 of 10
In what town was King David born in?

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