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 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 2 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 3 of 10
After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?
Question 4 of 10
Who were the Karaites?
Question 5 of 10
When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
Question 6 of 10
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 7 of 10
What great leader conquered Palestine in 332 BCE?
Question 8 of 10
According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 9 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 10 of 10
What is the name of the Roman General who conquered Palestine in 63 BCE?

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