Jewish Literature Quiz

From legends in the Bible and Talmud, to the American masters Bellow and Roth, storytelling has been an integral part of Jewish life. How much do you know about Jewish literature?

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Qustion 1. Which of these books features a climactic scene set in New York Harbor as a pair of tefilin bobs up and down in the water?

In the Image Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Absurdistan Natasha The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Qustion 2. Milton Steinberg's novel about the life of Elisha ben Abuyah, who interacts with famous sages such as Rabbi Akiba and Rabbi Meir, is called:

As It Was Written East River As a Driven Leaf Differences The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N

Qustion 3. Modern Jewish children's literature first emerged in America less than 100 years ago with what book?

The Adventures of K'tonton, by Sadie Rose Weilerstein Molly's Pilgrim, by Barbara Cohen Sydney Taylor's five All-of-a-Kind Family books Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

Qustion 4. What is the name of Erica Jong's sexually provocative and satirical novel about a Jewish woman from New York?

Fear of Flying Tropic of Cancer Lady Chatterley's Lover Fear of Fifty

Qustion 5. Who is the celebrated classical Yiddish writer known for short stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof?

Rivkah Tiktiner Mendele Mokher Seforim Sara Copio Sullam Primo Levi Sholem Aleichem

Qustion 6. Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?

Grace Aguilar Rivkah Kiktiner I.L. Peretz Mendele Mokher Seforim Sara Copio Sullam

Qustion 7. Saul Bellow is the only author who has ever won the National Book Award three times. For which three books did he win?

The Old System, Mosby's Memoirs, and Tell Me a Riddle To Jerusalem and Back, Something to Remember Me By, and The Adventures of Augie March The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler's Planet Mr. Sammler's Planet, Herzog, and To Jerusalem and Back

Qustion 8. Who was Rivkah Tiktiner?

A Holocaust survivor who wrote poems about her wartime experiences A 16th-century Jewish educator, scholar, and author An Israeli novelist A Ladino writer

Qustion 9. Who is the main character in Philip Roth's book about a man's unrelenting monologue, delivered to his therapist, about his sexual appetites and adventures?

Nathan Zuckerman E.I. Lonoff Bernard Malamud Alexander Portnoy

Qustion 10. In what language did Franz Kafka write?

Czech Russian German Yiddish English
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