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. 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 2. In December of 1862 General Ulysses Grant expelled all Jews from Kentucky, Tennesse and Mississippi.
Question 3. Which of these was a Jewish response to political emancipation in Europe?
All of these
None of these
Question 4. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called
Question 5. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?
Question 6. 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 7. The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?
Treaty of Versailles
Paris Peace Conference
San Remo Convention
Question 8. Who was the first Israeli astronaut in outer space?
Question 9. True or False: Originally, Hasidic leadership was passed on to the most outstanding disciple of the Rebbe or Zaddik when he died.
Question 10. How did Harry Houdini die?
He fell off a tightrope
He was punched in the stomach by a fan
He had a heart attack