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
Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 2 of 10
The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?
Question 3 of 10
The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
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
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these kingdoms invaded the Land of Israel first?
Question 8 of 10
Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
Question 9 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 10 of 10
What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?

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