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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. True or false: The Middle Ages was, by and large, a time of tense relations between faiths.


Question 2. Rabbi Akiba believed that which contemporary of his was the Messiah?
 Bar Kochba
 Johanan Ben Zakkai


Question 3. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?


Question 4. Which biblical book covers the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites?
 Samuel I


Question 5. Hai Gaon was the head of what educational institution?
 College of Grenada
 College of Madrid
 College of Toledo
 College of Pumbedita


Question 6. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
 The Babylonians
 The Greeks
 The Romans
 The Christians


Question 7. The construction of the Second Temple was completed in what year?
 530 CE
 70 CE
 538 BCE
 515 BCE