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 holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 2 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 3 of 10
What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?
Question 4 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 5 of 10
True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.
Question 6 of 10
What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
Question 7 of 10
What is the Zohar?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 9 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 10 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?

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