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. Jewish Neo-Aramaic texts are written in Hebrew, but:

From left to right With a new set of vowels The spelling is phonetic Only use 20 out of the 26 Hebrew characters

Qustion 2. Where did Yiddish originate?

Poland The Soviet Union Germany Hungary Lithuania

Qustion 3. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?

The Bible The Jewish liturgy The Mishnah The Gemara

Qustion 4. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?

Bishop Scalabrini Michael Strassfeld Judah Monis Rebecca Gratz

Qustion 5. What is the word for "bread" in Hebrew?

Okhel Mayim Mits Lehem Halav

Qustion 6. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?

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

Qustion 7. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?

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

Qustion 8. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.

True False

Qustion 9. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means

The only language The holy language The language of the Chosen God's language

Qustion 10. How is Hebrew written?

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