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Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

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. In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
 Both a & b


Question 2. The Tannaim were teachers in what era?
 The time of the First Temple
 The First and Second Centuries
 The Middle Ages
 The Ninth Century


Question 3. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?


Question 4. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?


Question 5. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE, who was appointed leader of the remaining Jews in the Land of Israel?


Question 6. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
 Baal Shem Tov


Question 7. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?