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. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?

Florence Madrid Paris Lisbon

Qustion 2. 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 3. The Second Commandment prohibits

Graven images Desecrating the Sabbath Murder Adultery

Qustion 4. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?

Moses Bezalel Joshua Miriam Abraham

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?

England Israel United States Canada

Qustion 7. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?

Marc Chagall Jasper Johns Jules Olitski Harold Rosenberg

Qustion 8. Who is often thought of as the "first Jewish painter?"

Marc Chagall Daniel Moritz Oppenheim Mark Rothko Peter Max Chaim Soutine

Qustion 9. Who was Moshe Safdie?

Israel's first internationally-known glass blower Israel's first internationally-known architect Israel's first internationally-known sculptor Israel's first internationally-known photographer

Qustion 10. Which of the following is an example of Hellenistic influence over Jewish art?

Herod's restoration of the Jerusalem Temple The synagogue at Hamat Tiberias's zodiac circle with Helios the sun god and his chariot at the center The floor mosaic of the Bet Alpha Synagogue All of the above
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