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


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


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


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


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?


Question 7. What year were Jews expelled from Spain?