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 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 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Which of these is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?

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

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. 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
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