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. In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
Both a & b
Question 2. 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 3. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 4. What were the two cultural sub-communities of Jews that emerged in the Middle Ages?
Ashkenazic and Sephardic
Spiritual and physical
Self-governing and politically-dependent
Orthodox and Reform
Question 5. 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 6. What historical records exist about the fall of the desert fortress of Masada in 73 CE?
It is mentioned in the Mishnah
There is a written report from a Jewish child who escaped
Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, wrote about it
There is nothing written about it, but the Masada story has been passed down orally from generation to generation
Question 7. The Spanish Inquisition was aimed at which group?