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. The British were given authority over Palestine at what conference?
Treaty of Versailles
Paris Peace Conference
San Remo Convention
Question 2. True or False: Originally, Hasidic leadership was passed on to the most outstanding disciple of the Rebbe or Zaddik when he died.
Question 3. Who founded the Jewish Renewal Movement?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 4. 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 5. At present, 90% of the Jews in Africa live in what country?
Question 6. After the fall of communism, what city became home to the largest Russian-Jewish population?
Question 7. 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 8. Jews in which of these countries experienced modernity first?
They all experienced modernity at the same time
Question 9. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
Australia (and New Zealand)
Question 10. True or false: Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism, was an Orthodox Jew.