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. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 2. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 3. How did Harry Houdini die?
He fell off a tightrope
He was punched in the stomach by a fan
He had a heart attack
Question 4. Who was the Baal Shem Tov?
The founder of Hasidism
An early modern Sephardic leader
A famous cheder teacher in Poland
The rabbi of Vilna, famous for creating a golem
Question 5. The theory that helped to allow Jews to leave ghettos and shift from peddling to retail was
Question 6. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?
Question 7. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.
Question 8. According to the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), what was the Jewish intermarriage rate in the United States?
Question 9. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called
Question 10. 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