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Afterlife & Messiah Quiz

The immortality of the soul, the World to Come, the resurrection of the dead, and the Messianic age are all part of Jewish tradition. How much do you know about this area of Jewish belief?

Question 1. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."


Question 2. Which belief is expounded by Maimonides in his "Essay on the Resurrection"?
 People will only be resurrected as noncorporeal souls
 People will be resurrected as souls with everlasting bodies
 People will be resurrected in body form, but will eventually die again
 People will be resurrected in the bodies of great Jewish leaders


Question 3. True or false: The mystic Abraham Abulafia didn't just try to bring the Messiah, he tried to become the Messiah.


Question 4. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?


Question 5. Which of the following will not have a place in the World to Come, according to the Midrash on Ecclesiastes?
 Wicked people
 A and B only
 All of these


Question 6. Which Jewish hero did many, including Rabbi Akiba, think would turn out to be the Messiah?
 Bar Kokhba
 Deborah the Judge
 None of these


Question 7. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?