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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which Jewish hero did many, including Rabbi Akiba, think would turn out to be the Messiah?

Samson Nimrod Bar Kokhba Deborah the Judge None of these

Qustion 2. 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 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. According to the Mishnah, who "brings a child into the World to Come"?

His or her parents His or her teacher His or her siblings His or her previous incarnations

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. The most forthright biblical prophecy concerning life after death--" Many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, others to reproaches, to everlasting abhorrence"--appears in which book?

Jeremiah Zechariah Daniel Isaiah Revelations

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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