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 the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
Question 3 of 10
Where was Rashi born?
Question 4 of 10
Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
Question 5 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 6 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"?
Question 7 of 10
True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.
Question 8 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 9 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
Question 10 of 10
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?

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