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Question 1: ________ (popular known as Nadira), actress
Baghdadi JewsNadira (actress)PakeezahBollywood

Question 2: In the 18th Century they were "rediscovered" by traders from ________.

Question 3: Mumbai area 4000 (est.)
Kolkata < 200 (est.)
________ < 200 (est.)
Ahmadabad < 200 (est.)
Other English-speaking countries 2,000 (est.)
Chandni ChowkNew DelhiDelhiKashmiri Gate (Delhi)

Question 4: The traditions of the community trace their descent to Jews who escaped persecution in ________ in the 2nd century B.C.E.
Beit She'anTiberiasNazarethGalilee

Question 5: ________, Baghdadi Jews, Marathi people
Paradesi JewsJewish ethnic divisionsIndian JewsCochin Jews

Question 6: The Bene Israel resemble the non-Jewish ________ people in appearance and customs, which indicates some intermarriage between Jews and Indians.
GoaMarathaBhandariKarhade Brahmin

Question 7: ________'s 12th century reference to Jews of India is unfortunately vague, and we do not have further references to Indian Jews until several centuries later.
Abraham ibn DaudJewish philosophyThe Guide for the PerplexedMaimonides


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