Jewish Languages Quiz

From Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic–how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?

God The angels All humanity All of these

Qustion 2. Which of these Jewish thinkers berates modern Jews for neglecting the Hebrew language and, in so doing, becoming Jewishly illiterate?

Leon Wieseltier Jenna Weissman Joselit Joseph Soloveitchik Abraham Geiger

Qustion 3. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?

14th century 15th century 16th century 17th century

Qustion 4. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?

26 30 22 20

Qustion 5. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?

30% 75% 90% 50%

Qustion 6. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?

Judeo-Chinese Judeo-Italian Judeo-Spanish Yiddish Judeo-Greek

Qustion 7. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?

Bishop Scalabrini Michael Strassfeld Judah Monis Rebecca Gratz

Qustion 8. What does "Rashi script" refer to?

The formal square or block letter hand of Hebrew The semi-cursive hand found in Rabbinic texts The cursive, flowing hand for everyday correspondence The common "Hebrew-style" computer font

Qustion 9. How is Hebrew written?

From left to right From right to left From above to below From below to above

Qustion 10. How old is the Aramaic language?

About 1000 years old Over 3000 years old Precisely 2010 years old 200 years old
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