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Modern History Quiz

Questions of national identity and Jewish identity were central to the experience of modernity for Jews everywhere. How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?

Question 1 of 10
True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.
Question 2 of 10
Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?
Question 3 of 10
What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 4 of 10
What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?
Question 5 of 10
Which war moved American Jewry toward unwavering support of the State of Israel?
Question 6 of 10
In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 7 of 10
How did Harry Houdini die?
Question 8 of 10
What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?
Question 9 of 10
What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?
Question 10 of 10
The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?

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