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 of these is not a term that refers to the Jewish conception of the Afterlife?

Eternal Jerusalem Gan Eden The World to Come Sheol

Qustion 2. Which of the following will not have a place in the World to Come, according to the Midrash on Ecclesiastes?

Animals Wicked people Non-Jews A and B only All of these

Qustion 3. According to Isaac Luria's theology, what will bring the Messiah?

Tikkun olam (the healing of the world) Intense prayer and meditation Effective communication Ascetic living

Qustion 4. Which of these was a belief of the followers of Jacob Frank?

That all tenets of halakhah, or Jewish law, must be carried out to the fullest That one could outwardly obey halakhah, or Jewish law, but break it in secret That only the moral laws, such as sexual purity and monogamy, were essential to keep That halakhah was unnecessary in the times of the Messiah

Qustion 5. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.

True False

Qustion 6. According to Jewish tradition, which biblical personality will the Messiah be descended from?

David Ruth Tamar All of the above None of the above

Qustion 7. What does mashiah, the Hebrew word for "messiah," literally mean?

Redeemer The Chosen Anointed One Inner Peace

Qustion 8. 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 9. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?

Yes No

Qustion 10. 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.
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