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. Which belief is expounded by Maimonides in his "Essay on the Resurrection"?

People will only be resurrected as noncorporeal souls People will be resurrected as souls with everlasting bodies People will be resurrected in body form, but will eventually die again People will be resurrected in the bodies of great Jewish leaders

Qustion 2. 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 3. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?

Yes No

Qustion 4. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?

Yes No

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which of the blessings in the Amidah testifies to the belief in the Messiah?

The blessing "Avot," for the forefathers The blessing "Shield of Abraham," for the Chosen one The blessing "Gevurot," for God's "mightiness" in reviving the dead The blessing "Rofei," for healing the pain of death

Qustion 7. What is the difference between Mashiah ben Joseph and Mashiah ben David?

One is the Jewish Messiah; the other is the Christian version of the Messiah One will be the actual Messiah; one will be the embodiment of the World to Come One will fight in a colossal war and die; one will bring the World to Come One will try to attract new followers to Judaism; one will attempt to draw in those who are already Jewish

Qustion 8. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?

Zechariah Jeremiah Isaiah Micah None of these

Qustion 9. 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 10. According to Jewish tradition, which biblical personality will the Messiah be descended from?

David Ruth Tamar All of the above None of the above
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