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. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was built to face both the city and the:

Western Wall Independence Hall in Tel Aviv The Knesset (parliament) Mount Herzl (military cemetery)

Qustion 2. The Second Commandment prohibits

Graven images Desecrating the Sabbath Murder Adultery

Qustion 3. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?

England Israel United States Canada

Qustion 4. What was Chaim Soutine's signature style?

Sharp edges Thick, black lines Dot painting Wavy elongation of bodies

Qustion 5. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?

Mishkenot Sha'ananim Ma'a lot Dafna Meah Shearim Beit Hanina

Qustion 6. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?

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

Qustion 7. 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 8. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as

Marie Antoinette Cleopatra Dolly Madison Anne Boleyn

Qustion 9. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?

Marc Chagall Jasper Johns Jules Olitski Harold Rosenberg

Qustion 10. 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
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