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. 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 2. 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 3. Who was S.Y. Agnon?

An Israeli who won the Nobel Prize for literature An author who conflated his own biography with his fictional writing An influence on A. B. Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld, and Yehuda Amichai All of these

Qustion 4. Which of these Hebrew writers came first?

Rahel the poetess Mendele Mokher Seforim A.B. Yehoshua Yehuda Amichai

Qustion 5. What poem written by American-Jewish poet Emma Lazarus contains the following quote: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore"?

In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport The New Colossus The Crowing of the Red Cock The Banner of the Jew

Qustion 6. 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 7. What is an example of pre-modern secular Hebrew literature?

Some poems by Samuel HaNagid and Judah HaLevi Hebrew novels written during and about the crusades Hebrew sonnets produced in England at the time of Shakespeare All of these

Qustion 8. Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?

Superman X-Men Maus Tarzan

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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.
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