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 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 2. 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 3. What is Jewish literature?

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

Qustion 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which of these Hebrew writers came first?

Rahel the poetess Mendele Mokher Seforim A.B. Yehoshua Yehuda Amichai

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. Up until the 1800s, which of these languages was not a widespread language used for writing Jewish fiction?

Russian German Yiddish Polish
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