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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?

Question 1. 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


Question 2. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?
 Some of these
 All of these


Question 3. 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


Question 4. In the United States, approximately how many people convert to Judaism each year?


Question 5. 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


Question 6. 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


Question 7. 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