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. In the view of the talmudic sage Rav, which of the following is true about the World to Come?

Sexual relations will be unrestricted Everyone will be rich Food will taste like anything we want There will be no food except for the light of the Shekhinah

Qustion 2. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."

True False

Qustion 3. According to Jewish thought, who will be the adversary of the Jewish people in an apocalyptic battle that ushers in true redemption?

Amalek The descendants of those who destroyed the Temples Gog and Magog The battle will be internal, with Jews fighting against Jews

Qustion 4. According to Maimonides, why should someone study Torah and perform its commandments?

For the sake of the commandments themselves Because of the eventual reward In order to praise God In order to skip time in Gehinnom

Qustion 5. In rabbinic literature, the soul goes through three stages after death. Which of these is not one of those stages?

The dwelling of the soul in heaven The Messianic age on Earth The resurrection of the dead A "time delay" between physical death and what comes next

Qustion 6. Which is true of Maimonides' conception of the World to Come?

Both humans and animals reside there It was a paradise of the senses, not an intellectual one It was an intellectual paradise It is a temporary rest from eternal torture

Qustion 7. According to the Books of Ecclesiastes and Job, who goes down to Sheol after they die?

Only evil men Only the poor Only free men Everyone

Qustion 8. 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 9. 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 10. How did Jacob Frank and his followers refer to God?

The Holy One, Blessed Be He The King of Kings Big Brother The Name
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