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
In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Question 2 of 10
Who built the First Temple in Israel?
Question 3 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 4 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 5 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 6 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 7 of 10
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 8 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 9 of 10
What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
Question 10 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?

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