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. Jacob Frank was
An activist for civil rights for Jews in the 19th century
A French writer known for his Yiddish inflected poetry
The progenitor of the Reform movement
A false prophet who was a disciple of Shabbetai Tzvi
Question 2. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
Question 3. 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 4. Opponents to the Hasidic movement were called
Question 5. The Reconquista (reconquest) of Spain lead to
The invention of latkes studded with pieces of ham
Many Jews going into hiding, or outwardly converting to Christianity while secretly continuing to live as Jews
Jews heading out to the far corners of Spain to reconquer the land for the King
All of the above
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. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 8. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 9. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
Question 10. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
David Ben Gurion