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. 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 2. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 3. The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?
Treaty of Versailles
Paris Peace Conference
San Remo Convention
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. 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 6. What percentage of European Jewry perished in the Holocaust?
Question 7. The "Night of Broken Glass" is known more famously by what name?
Question 8. 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 9. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 10. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?