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. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 2. What is the name of the terrorist group that plotted the Entebbe hijacking in 1976?
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Palestinian Liberation Organization
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Question 3. German Jews emigrated to America in the mid 19th century primarily because of
The failure of movements advocating revolution and reform
All of the above
Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. The "Night of Broken Glass" is known more famously by what name?
Question 7. True or False: The 1990 National Jewish Population Survey indicated that more Jews in America identified themselves as "cultural" Jews than as "religious" Jews.
Question 8. Moses Mendelssohn was a Jewish scholar who
Learned to play the piano and later became a famous composer
Fell in love with and eventually married the Queen of Germany
First suggested that the shofar should be blown on Rosh HaShanah
Broke the traditional mold of the Jewish scholar by pursuing subjects beyond Judaism
Question 9. What name is Aziz Mehmed Effendi more commonly known by?
Nathan of Gaza
Question 10. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?