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. What is Jewish literature?

Literature written by Jews Literature written in a Jewish language Literature with Jewish content No definition is completely adequate

Qustion 2. When did Ladino writers start to use the Ladino language to keep their disparate culture alive?

The 1880s 1492 1945 1992

Qustion 3. Which of these books features a fictional history of Jews in the comic book industry?

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

Qustion 4. Which book came out in 1960, around the time of Adolf Eichmann's arrest in Argentina, and eventually became the most frequently read story to emerge from the Holocaust?

The Jews of Silence Night The Accident The Gates of the Forest

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?

Superman X-Men Maus Tarzan

Qustion 9. In Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer is on a quest to the Ukraine to find a woman named Augustine, who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Who is the author?

Saul Bellow David Bezmozgis Jonathan Safran Foer Joan Leegant

Qustion 10. 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
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