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. 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 3. 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 4. Approximately how many Jews fought for the German Army in WWI?
Question 5. What was the name of the ship of German Jewish refugees that was turned away from both American and Cuban ports in 1939?
Question 6. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
Australia (and New Zealand)
Question 7. Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel?
David Ben Gurion
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. The first aliyah movement to Palestine started in what year?