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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?
 Himyar
 Hijaz
 Turkey
 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?
 1400
 1492
 1201
 1810

 

Question 4. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
 Germany
 France
 Poland-Lithuania
 England

 

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

 

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

 

Question 7. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
 Aaron
 Joshua
 Gideon
 Samuel