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
When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
Question 2 of 10
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 3 of 10
What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 4 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 6 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 7 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 8 of 10
By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 9 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 10 of 10
What number commandment (chronologically) is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage"?

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