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. 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 2. 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 3. 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 4. According to the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), what was the Jewish intermarriage rate in the United States?
Question 5. Which of these American Jewish institutions was created first?
Jewish Theological Seminary
Hebrew Union College
Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
American Jewish University
Question 6. Which of these denominations was established first?
Question 7. Which war moved American Jewry toward unwavering support of the State of Israel?
World War II
The War of Independence in 1948-49
The Six-Day War in 1967
The Gulf War in 1991
Question 8. Meir Kahane was the founder of what organization?
Jewish Defense League
Jews Against the Occupation
National Jewish Republican Coalition
Question 9. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
Question 10. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?