Ancient and Medieval History QuizThe 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. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 2. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 3. In 538 BCE, what did Cyrus the Great decree?
That the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt
That all Jews should return to Egypt
That all Jews in Babylon should be killed
That Jews can build a new Temple in Babylon
Question 4. 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 5. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
Johanan Ben Zakkai
Question 6. What did inquisitors do to Isaac de Castro when he refused to convert to Christianity?
They expelled him to Australia
They burned him alive
They beheaded him
They appointed him king
Question 7. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.