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 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 2 of 10
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
Question 3 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 4 of 10
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 5 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
Question 6 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 7 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 8 of 10
In what town was King David born in?
Question 9 of 10
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 10 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?

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