Jews & Non-Jews Quiz


Today, Jews are in dialogue and cooperation with other religions, even rethinking the definitions of Jewishness and chosenness. But what do you know about the history of the relationship between Jews and non-Jews?

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Qustion 1. Which of these common Jewish ideas about Christianity is actually true?

"Christ" is Jesus' last name All Christians are anti-Semites The Christian day of worship was originally Saturday All of these None of these

Qustion 2. Jewish baby boomers have been attracted in large numbers to practices of

Islam Hinduism Christianity Buddhism

Qustion 3. Why did the rabbis forbid drinking wine prepared by Gentiles?

Because drunkenness is a vice Because gentiles in the Middle Ages used to poison wine that they gave to Jews Because gentiles might have used their wine in idolatrous libations All of the above

Qustion 4. What do the Bible and the Talmud have to say about idolatry?

The Bible repeatedly prohibits idolatry, and the rabbis of the Talmud drafted many additional laws to distance Jews from idolatry The Bible is not concerned with idolatry, but the rabbis in the Talmud prohibit idolatry, in order to create a "fence around the Torah" The Bible prohibits certain kinds of idolatry, and the Talmud finds loopholes to make these idolatrous practices permissable The Bible and the Talmud are precisely unanimous in their positions on idolatry

Qustion 5. Who said "God does not hear the prayers of the Jews"?

Jesse Jackson, shortly before he began his campaign for President of the United States A guest on the Rush Limbaugh show; Limbaugh agreed and was later forced to apologize The head of the Southern Baptist Convention a number of years ago; many Baptists disagreed The head of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963; it was later approved into an official SBC resolution

Qustion 6. In the United States, approximately how many people convert to Judaism each year?

36 360 3600 36000

Qustion 7. Which of the following is among the Noahide laws?

Prohibiting murder Prohibiting idolatry Prohibiting robbery A and C only All of these

Qustion 8. What is hukkot ha-goy?

The prohibition against non-Jews entering a synagogue The prohibition against behaving in a "gentile manner" The idea of Jews being created in a different manner than non-Jews The Torah verse that prohibits intermarriage

Qustion 9. True or false: In the Middle Ages, the position solidified among Jewish scholars that Islam was not idolatry.

True False

Qustion 10. How have different Jewish thinkers approached the concept of Jewish chosenness?

By positing that the relationship between God and the Jews was established by the covenant at Sinai and is dependent upon Jewish obedience By suggesting that Jewish people have unique, inherent qualities that make them chosen By rejecting the concept altogether All of the above
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