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. What was the purpose of the Crusades?
To bring an end to anti-Jewish violence in Europe
To merge the centers of Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry
To recapture the Holy Land for Christianity
To expose crypto-Jews who were practicing Judaism in secret
Question 2. 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 3. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
Question 4. According to the Bible, who was Isaac's father?
Question 5. What holiday commemorates the success of the Maccabean Revolt?
Question 6. Where was Rashi born?
Question 7. 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