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 is the author of the Russian-American novel Absurdistan?

David Bezmozgis Ellen Litman Gary Shteyngart Dalia Sofer Maurice Sendak

Qustion 2. 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 3. 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 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 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?

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

Qustion 10. Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?

Superman X-Men Maus Tarzan
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