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Jewish ethnic divisions: Quiz


Question 1: Prior to World War II, Thessaloniki, which today is the second largest city in ________, had a large and flourishing Sephardic community of approximately 50,000.

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Sephardi Jewish family descendants of Spanish expellees in Bosnia, 19th century
  Kurdish Jews in Rawanduz, Iraqi Kurdistan, 1905
  Chinese Jews from the city of Kaifeng, China, circa 1900
  Kurdish Jews in Rawanduz, Iraqi Kurdistan, 1905

Question 3: Iberian Crypto-Jews - Belmonte Jews of Portugal, the Xuetes of ________.
LusitaniaBalearic IslandsHispaniaPontus

Question 4: Only in ________ is the Jewish population representative of all groups, a melting pot independent of each group's proportion within the overall world Jewish population.
GreeceIsraelArmeniaUnited States

Question 5: Thanks to efforts made by Israeli outreach programmes, some have formally returned to Judaism, made aliyah and now live in ________.
GreeceArmeniaUnited StatesIsrael

Question 6: Jews could also be found in eastern Europe and southwestern ________.
AsiaContinentMiddle EastSingapore

Question 7: This event forms the framework for Yehuda Halevi's work 'The ________'.
KuzariYitzhak ha-SangariKhazar CorrespondenceKhazars

Question 8: Romaniotes are Greek-speaking Jews from the ________ that lived there from the Hellenistic era until today.
Eastern EuropeBalkansWestern EuropeEurope

Question 9: Syrian Malabar Nasranis (or ________) are Christians in south-western India who trace their origins to early Nazarene Jews.
Saint Thomas ChristiansCoonan Cross OathEastern ChristianitySyrian Malabar Nasrani

Question 10:
  • Iquitos Jews are the "accidental" descendants of mostly Moroccan Jewish traders and tappers who arrived in the Peruvian Amazon city of ________ during the rubber boom of the 1880s.


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