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. There are no Jews living in Iran today.
Question 2. Who is credited with delivering the first Yiddish socialist speech in America?
Question 3. Solomon Schechter was
A theologian of Conservative Judaism
A historian who brought the Cairo genizah to prominence
A Professor of Hebrew at University College, London
All of the above
Question 4. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called
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. According to the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), what was the Jewish intermarriage rate in the United States?
Question 7. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
David Ben Gurion
Question 8. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
An assimilated Jew
A repentant sinner
Question 9. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 10. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel