Modern History QuizQuestions of national identity and Jewish identity were central to the experience of modernity for Jews everywhere. How much do you know about Jewish history since 1650?
Question 1. Which of these American Jewish institutions was created first?
Jewish Theological Seminary
Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
American Jewish University
Question 2. Which of the following figures was approached to be the President of the State of Israel?
Question 3. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 4. What was the Haskalah?
The first Jewish high school for girls
A Zionist movement in Russia in the interwar period
The European-based movement for Jewish enlightenment
The idea that a Jew could be a Jew on the inside, and a secular citizen on the outside
Question 5. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?
Nathan of Gaza
Question 6. Leo Frank was
A Jewish man lynched by a Southern mob
The leader of the Brit Shalom movement
The Bostoner Rebbe
A Kosher pastry chef in Chicago
Question 7. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?
Question 8. One of the only famous female tzaddiks was named
The Dame of Dusseldorf
The Maid of Ludomir
The Lady of Warsaw
The Mistress of Lvov
Question 9. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
Question 10. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?