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. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 2. Who was the American President at the time of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty?
George H.W. Bush
Question 3. Jacob Frank was
An activist for civil rights for Jews in the 19th century
A French writer known for his Yiddish inflected poetry
The progenitor of the Reform movement
A false prophet who was a disciple of Shabbetai Tzvi
Question 4. In the Merchant of Venice, what is the price that Shylock demands from Antonio?
A thousand ducats
A chest of gold
A pound of flesh
A hooked nose
Question 5. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 6. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
Question 7. What is the largest Jewish denomination in the United States?
Question 8. True or False: Originally, Hasidic leadership was passed on to the most outstanding disciple of the Rebbe or Zaddik when he died.
Question 9. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called
Question 10. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner