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History of the Jews in Iran: Quiz

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Question 1: In the continuous struggles between the Parthians and the Romans, the ________ had every reason to hate the Romans, the destroyers of the Temple, and to side with the Parthians: their protectors.
Sephardi JewsJewish ethnic divisionsAntisemitismJews

Question 2: Dhimmis were allowed to practice their religion, but were forced to pay taxes (jizya, a poll tax, and initially also kharaj, a land tax) in favor of the ________ Muslim conquerors.
Palestinian peopleIraqArab peopleSyria

Question 3: He was also friend of a ________ rabbi in the Talmud named Raba (Talmud), Raba's friendship with Shapur II enabled him to secure a relaxation of the oppressive laws enacted against the Jews in the Persian Empire.
AssyriaSumerAkkadian EmpireBabylonia

Question 4: The ________ was an enduring empire based on a loosely configured system of vassal kings.
Seleucid EmpireSassanid EmpireIlkhanateParthian Empire

Question 5: Shapur I (Or Shvor Malka, which is the ________ form of the name) was friendly to the Jews.
Arabic languageSemitic languagesAkkadian languageAramaic language

Question 6: In 586 BCE, the Babylonians expelled large populations of Jews from Judea to the ________.
Babylonian captivityNevi'imIsraelitesHasmonean

Question 7: Driven by persecutions, thousands of Persian Jews emigrated to ________ in the late 19th – early 20th century.
Arab–Israeli conflictPalestineIsrael1948 Arab–Israeli War

Question 8: In 40 BC the Jewish puppet-king, ________ II., fell into the hands of the Parthians cut off his ears in order to render him unfit for rulership.
John HyrcanusAlexander JannaeusHerod the GreatHasmonean

Question 9: In religious matters the ________, like the rest of the Diaspora, were dependent upon the Land of Israel and Jerusalem in particular, to which they were expected to travel in order to observe the festivals.
SumerAkkadian EmpireAssyriaBabylonia

Question 10: The first exile was in the time of ________ in 597 BCE, when the Temple of Jerusalem was partially despoiled and a number of the leading citizens exiled.
SolomonJosiahZedekiahJeconiah







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