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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. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
 Babylonians
 Greeks
 Romans
 Persian

 

Question 2. True or false: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. In the fifth century, where in Arabia were most Jews concentrated?
 Himyar
 Hijaz
 Turkey
 Both a & b

 

Question 4. Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhak is better known as whom?
 Maimonides
 Nahmanides
 Baal Shem Tov
 Rashi

 

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. Where was Rashi born?
 France
 Germany
 Poland
 Spain

 

Question 7. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?
 1400
 1492
 1201
 1810