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

Yaacov Agam Michael Gross Nahum Gutman Moshe Kupferman

Qustion 2. Which city in Israel was built initially as a reproduction of Eastern European cities like Odessa, Moscow, and Warsaw?

Tel Aviv Haifa Jerusalem Eilat Beersheva

Qustion 3. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?

Florence Madrid Paris Lisbon

Qustion 4. What are teraphim?

Embroidered tapestries often hung in ancient temples Figurines of household gods of healing and welfare Ornately decorated bath-houses Pieces of art that also serve a ritual function

Qustion 5. Jerusalem stone is known for its

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

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

England Israel United States Canada

Qustion 7. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words

True False

Qustion 8. The Second Commandment prohibits

Graven images Desecrating the Sabbath Murder Adultery

Qustion 9. Yaccov Agam is famous for what style of painting?

Polyphonic painting Cubism Impressionism Linear perspective Pop art

Qustion 10. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?

Comic book style frames Abstract color blocks. Modern-day IDF soldiers Cartoon animals
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