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. 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 2. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?

Reform Reconstructionist Conservative Some of these All of these

Qustion 3. According to the Torah, who are the Jews commanded to destroy?

The nation of Amalek All non-Jewish nations All non-Jewish kings and monarchs All those who do not prostrate themselves before the Lord None of these

Qustion 4. Who said "All those words of Jesus of Nazareth and of this Ishmaelite [Muhammad] who arose after him are only to make straight the path for the messianic king and to prepare the whole world to serve the Lord together"?

Pope John Paul II Louis Farrakhan Maimonides R. Shimon bar Yohai

Qustion 5. Which of the following is among the Noahide laws?

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

Qustion 6. Why did rabbis in the Talmud often temper restrictive laws that separated Jews from non-Jews?

Because they recognized that Jews could learn a lot from non-Jewish beliefs and practices Because the reality was that Jews and non-Jews were intermarrying, so they needed to make some concessions Because they began to redefine idolatry, and they stopped considering certain religions idolatrous Because they wanted to maintain positive relations with non-Jews, and avoid negative associations with Judaism

Qustion 7. 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 8. In the United States, approximately how many people convert to Judaism each year?

36 360 3600 36000

Qustion 9. What is the literal translation of the oft-debated word in the Book of Isaiah, which Christians believe predicts Jesus' birth?

"Virgin" or "young woman" "Lord" or "master of the property" "King" or "messiah" None of these

Qustion 10. Aside from Greek language, what other aspect of Greek life did Jews incorporate into their lives during the rise of Hellenism?

Jews began to use Greek methods of prayer Jews began to author their scriptures in dialogues, like Plato Jews began to think of their ancient heroes such as Moses and Abraham as divine men Jews began to worship Greek gods
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