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Science & Judaism Quiz

The Bible and Talmud saw science and Jewish tradition as pathways to the same divine truth. But still, the two regularly come in conflict. How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?

Question 1. How do Jews respond to the contradiction between the creation story in Genesis and evolutionary theory?
 They reject evolutionary theory
 They reject the Bible
 They strive to integrate the two
 All of the above


Question 2. Which of the following proponents of psychology or psychiatry was not Jewish?
 Sigmund Freud
 Carl Jung
 Kurt Koffka
 Kurt Goldstein


Question 3. True or False: Carl Jung was Jewish.


Question 4. Which of these statements has been used to explain the prominence of Jews in psychology?
 Historical circumstances of oppression, segregation, and confined living conditions often resulted in close-knit Jewish communities that felt pain and knew how to express it
 Jews tend to choose verbal expression as a way of expressing emotions
 In Eastern Europe, Jews often held jobs that invited trust
 A and B only
 All of these


Question 5. Which Jewish thinker saw evolutionary theory as support for the Kabbalistic ideas of the unity of life?
 Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook
 Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
 Rabbi Yohanan


Question 6. Who is the leading rabbi of the emerging Jewish-specific branch of psychology?
 Jill Jacobs
 Joseph Soloveitchik
 Abraham Twerski
 Peter Berger
 None of these


Question 7. Which of these Jews believed that religion was the "opium of the masses"?
 Abraham Isaac Kook
 Karl Marx
 Albert Einstein