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. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?

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

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. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words

True False

Qustion 4. Which Jewish artist designed the stained-glass windows for the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center?

Chaim Segal Marc Chagall Chaim Soutine Arthur Szyk

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which artist thought of himself as "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen"?

Arthur Szyk Ben Hecht Tobi Kahn Jules Olitski

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?

Marc Chagall Jasper Johns Jules Olitski Harold Rosenberg

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.

True False
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