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 great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 3 of 10
What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
Question 4 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 6 of 10
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 7 of 10
After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?
Question 8 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 9 of 10
Who built the First Temple in Israel?
Question 10 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?

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