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. Who is the main character in Philip Roth's book about a man's unrelenting monologue, delivered to his therapist, about his sexual appetites and adventures?

Nathan Zuckerman E.I. Lonoff Bernard Malamud Alexander Portnoy

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 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. 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 7. In what language did Franz Kafka write?

Czech Russian German Yiddish English

Qustion 8. 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 9. What is the name of Erica Jong's sexually provocative and satirical novel about a Jewish woman from New York?

Fear of Flying Tropic of Cancer Lady Chatterley's Lover Fear of Fifty

Qustion 10. 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
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