My Jewish Learning

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: Archaeological evidence supports the biblical account in the Book of Joshua.


Question 2. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?


Question 3. Who did the Maccabees revolt against?
 The Babylonians
 The Greeks
 The Romans
 The Christians


Question 4. True or False: Synagogues have been present in the land of Israel since the time of Abraham.


Question 5. Khosrow II Parviz, who took over Jerusalem in 614 CE, was part of what empire?


Question 6. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?


Question 7. 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"?