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

True False

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. What will the Messianic Era be preceded by, according to almost all Jewish sources?

A single light filling the world, and the sky turning purple Enormous amounts of suffering, the "birth pangs" of the Messiah An end to hunger and famine The giving of the third set of the Ten Commandments

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

True False

Qustion 9. 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 10. Where does the idea of a political or military redeemer come from?

Genesis Deuteronomy Samuel The Later Prophets
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