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?

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Qustion 1. Who designed Israel's official seal and its first postage stamp, as well as the fonts for the first original edition of the Hebrew Bible published in Israel?

Eliyahu Koren Ismar David Zvi Narkis Daniel Bomberg

Qustion 2. Where did Yiddish originate?

Poland The Soviet Union Germany Hungary Lithuania

Qustion 3. How old is the Aramaic language?

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

Qustion 4. Which Jewish mystic is known for developing a meditative system based on the Hebrew alphabet?

Abraham Abulafia Rabbi Isaac Luria Israel ben Eliezer Abraham ben David

Qustion 5. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?

Madrid Tel Aviv Istanbul Jerusalem

Qustion 6. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.

True False

Qustion 7. What does The National Yiddish Book Center do?

Offer Yiddish classes to graduate students Preserve Jewish books Allow students to shelve Yiddish books in the Center's library All of the above

Qustion 8. Which is NOT a name for Ladino?

Spanyol Judezmo Solitreo Judió

Qustion 9. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?

The Bible The Jewish liturgy The Mishnah The Gemara

Qustion 10. Moses Mendelsshon was the first person to translate the Torah into which language?

Russian English German Czech
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