Thursday, May 30, 2019

American Jewish History Quiz

American Jewish History Quiz
1)      In this year, 23 Jewish refugees fled this country in the Western hemisphere, fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, and landed in New Amsterdam
a.      England
b.      Spain
c.       Brazil
d.      Peru

2)      In 1700, the Jewish population in America numbered approximately
a.      10,000
b.      a million
c.       a minyan
d.      250

3)      The first high holiday prayerbook was published in New York in this year:
a.       2019
b.      1761
c.       1776
d.      1812
4)      George Washington sent a letter to the Jews of this synagogue promising that “happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.”  Which community was it sent to?
a.      Philadephia
b.      Boston
c.       New York
d.      Newport, Rhode Island
5)      This Polish born patriot was also known as the financier of the revolution – and the most famous Jew to be involved in the Revolutionary War.  His name was:
a.      Hayyim Solomon
b.      Julian Edelman
c.       Joe Cohen
d.      Bernie Sanders

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