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
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 2 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.
Question 5 of 10
Who built the First Temple in Israel?
Question 6 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 7 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 8 of 10
Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?
Question 9 of 10
In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Question 10 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?

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