Jewish Music Quiz

Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu. How much do you know about Jewish music?

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Qustion 1. What are the names of the hip-hop artist Subliminal's first two albums?

"The Light and the Shadow" and "The Light From Zion" "The Sun and the Moon" and "The Star of David" "Day and Night" and "Follow the Light" "The Numbers Song" and "Kobi Shimoni"

Qustion 2. After the Israeli War of Independence in 1948, the topics of Israeli folk songs began to shift to:

Describing the pastoral scenes of the land Describing the construction and build up of civilization in Israel, as well as the irrigation of the deserts The political reality of the new state and the desire of the Jewish people for peace Gender issues in the new state

Qustion 3. Which Jews were the first to incorporate organs and other instruments into their liturgical practice?

Hasidic Jews Sephardic Jews Reform Jews Conservative Jews

Qustion 4. Henry Sapoznik's klezmer band, Kapelye, appeared in which Hollywood version of a famous novel?

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion Chaim Potok's The Chosen Myron S. Kaufmann's Remember Me to God Leon Uris' Exodus

Qustion 5. Salamone Rossi's great claim to Jewish musical fame came with his publication in 1623 of what work?

Ha-Shirim Asher li-Shelomo Shir Ha Shirim Haleli Nafshi Adon Olam

Qustion 6. Who created the written notation for cantillation notes?

King Solomon Aaron the Priest The Masoretes Rabbi Akiva

Qustion 7. When Wagner claimed in his essay "Judaism in Music" that Jews could never be "true" creators because they are parasitic, Arnold Schoenberg created what musical response?

Cain and Abel Moses and Aaron Rachel and Leah Jacob and Esau

Qustion 8. Chava Alberstein sings in which three languages?

English, French, and Hebrew Yiddish, Hebrew, and English Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish

Qustion 9. Where is the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music located?

Jerusalem New York City Tel Aviv Haifa

Qustion 10. Hava Nagila began as:

A Hasidic melody in Eastern Europe A folk melody from the Zionist movement A revolution song sung by the Jews in concentration camps A biblical melody sung by the priests in the Temple
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