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 Jewish literary character said, "Look at me! I'm going everywhere!"

Max from "Where the Wild Things Are" Jonathan Safran Foer from "Everything Is Illuminated" Ruth Puttermesser from "The Puttermesser Papers" Augie March from "The Adventures of Augie Marsh" Jacob from "All Other Nights"

Qustion 2. Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?

Call it Sleep The Rise of David Levinsky The Ritual Bath The Promised Land

Qustion 3. When did Ladino writers start to use the Ladino language to keep their disparate culture alive?

The 1880s 1492 1945 1992

Qustion 4. Up until the 1800s, which of these languages was not a widespread language used for writing Jewish fiction?

Russian German Yiddish Polish

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 is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?

Aharon Appelfeld S.Y. Agnon Amoz Oz A.B. Yehoshua

Qustion 7. Which of these writers is known as the "grandfather of Yiddish literature"?

Mendele Mokher Sefforim S.Y. Agnon Franz Kafka Grace Aguilar I.B. Singer

Qustion 8. Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?

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

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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