Jewish Art Quiz

The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects–Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones–that were illuminated. Relatively recently, “art for art's sake” became a concept–and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

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Qustion 1. Who is often thought of as the "first Jewish painter?"

Marc Chagall Daniel Moritz Oppenheim Mark Rothko Peter Max Chaim Soutine

Qustion 2. Which artist thought of himself as "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen"?

Arthur Szyk Ben Hecht Tobi Kahn Jules Olitski

Qustion 3. True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.

True False

Qustion 4. Sharon Ya'ari, winner of the 2006 Israel Prize for outstanding visual art, is best known for taking photographs of

Israeli landscapes with an eye for photojournalism Israeli soldiers as models to recreate famous paintings such as The Last Supper Everyday symbols and ornamentation of Arab and Israeli life Ordinary scenes that hint at an undercurrent of anxiety always present in Israeli society

Qustion 5. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an

Cubist Realist Impressionist Abstract artist Expressionist

Qustion 6. When did the elaborate traditions of creating Jewish art such as illuminated ketubot and ornate silver Torah crowns and breastplates begin?

Biblical times The Middle Ages During the European Renaissance During the period of immigration to America

Qustion 7. Who is the only Israeli artist included in H. H. Arnason's voluminous "History of Modern Art"?

Yaacov Agam Michael Gross Nahum Gutman Moshe Kupferman

Qustion 8. Jerusalem stone is known for its

Distinct layers multi-colored White or cream-colored marble Charcoal color Similarity to granite

Qustion 9. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?

Moses Bezalel Joshua Miriam Abraham

Qustion 10. A shivviti hanging in a synagogue would use these Hebrew letters

Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Daled Yud, Hay, Vav, Hay Shin, Lamed, Vav, Mem Shin, Vav, Vav, Tav Bet, Reish, Vav, Chaf
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