Afterlife & Messiah Quiz


The immortality of the soul, the World to Come, the resurrection of the dead, and the Messianic age are all part of Jewish tradition. How much do you know about this area of Jewish belief?

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Qustion 1. What is Gehinnom?

An in-between zone between heaven and hell. The waiting-room for the afterlife. The Jewish version of purgatory or Hell. The Hebrew word for the World to Come.

Qustion 2. What is a gilgul?

A small forest demon The Hebrew term for a reincarnated soul The desert in which souls reside before resurrection The time between death of the body and death of the soul

Qustion 3. What do biblical books such as Ecclesiastes and Job say about Sheol?

That all souls go there. That only good people go there. That only good people go there. That there is a concept of reward and punishment there. None of the above

Qustion 4. In the Zohar, when do most pilgrimages of holy people to Heaven take place?

At the sun's first light During the night, while they sleep At the moments of prayer Just before their weddings

Qustion 5. According to the Mishnah, who does not have a share in the World to Come?

One who says that the resurrection of the dead is a teaching that does not derive from the Torah One who says that the Torah is not from heaven One who questions the rabbis A and B only All of these

Qustion 6. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?

Zechariah Jeremiah Isaiah Micah None of these

Qustion 7. Which of these is a Jewish belief about heaven?

All people go there. Only Jews can go there. In Heaven, the righteous will study Torah with God. Both our bodies and souls are transmuted into Heaven.

Qustion 8. True or false: Reform Judaism rejects the idea of a physical resurrection.

True False

Qustion 9. According to Maimonides, which is true about the Messiah?

The Messiah will bring world peace The Messiah will reign over a peaceful and prosperous Israel The Messiah will undoubtedly be a man The Messiah will live forever

Qustion 10. Where does the idea of a political or military redeemer come from?

Genesis Deuteronomy Samuel The Later Prophets
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