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. 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 2. Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?

Superman X-Men Maus Tarzan

Qustion 3. Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?

The Haskalah movement. The Hasidic movement. The Reform movement. The Mussar movement. None of the above.

Qustion 4. Philip Roth's last novel in the Death Trilogy resurrects his literary alter-ego of eight previous novels, Nathan Zuckerman. What is the title of this last book?

The Dying Animal Exit Ghost Everyman The Ghost Writer

Qustion 5. Which writer survived the Holocaust, only to commit suicide years later?

Franz Kafka Max Brod I.L. Peretz Paul Celan None of the above.

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. What subjects did Russian-born Hebrew poets Hayim Nahman Bialik and Saul Tchernichovsky write about in the late 1800s?

The land of Israel Love Zionism Faith All of the above

Qustion 10. Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?

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