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
Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
Question 2 of 10
Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Question 3 of 10
The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 4 of 10
In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
Question 5 of 10
Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 6 of 10
What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Question 7 of 10
What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
Question 8 of 10
Who succeeded Solomon as King of Judah?
Question 9 of 10
The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
Question 10 of 10
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?

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