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. 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. 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 4. Which is NOT a major category of Ladino literature?

Translations of sacred texts, such as the Hebrew Bible, the High Holiday prayerbook, and the Passover Haggadah Rabbinic literature, including commentaries on Jewish texts and Jewish law Folk tales, fables, proverbs, poems, and short stories Novels, TV shows, and movies, both newly written and those that were made from older Ladino folk tales

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

Russian German Yiddish Polish

Qustion 8. Which of these is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?

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

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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