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. By 1650, 450,000 of the 550,000 European Jews lived where?
Question 2. Who was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites?
Question 3. When did it become popular for Ashkenazic Jews to wear hats?
Question 4. What happened in the Land of Israel in the early seventh century?
It was a time of relative peace and tranquility
Jewish residents were forcibly converted to Christianity
All Jews left the area
Within 24 years, the country changed hands three times
Question 5. When was the "golden age" for Jews in Spain?
In the 8th and 9th centuries, under Muslim rule
After 1248, when Christians reconquested Spain
After 1492, when Columbus sailed from Spain to the New World
During the time of the Mishnah
Question 6. The Second Temple was built while Jerusalem was being ruled by what empire?
Question 7. Who were the Karaites?
A medieval Jewish sect
An alternative to rabbinic Judaism
All of these