My Jewish Learning

God Quiz

Judaism has long been credited with introducing monotheism to the world. But Jewish conceptions of that one God have varied through the ages.



Question 1. True or false: The statement "there were no atheists in antiquity" is largely accurate.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. What is unique about the creation story in the Bible, compared to other Ancient Near Eastern creation stories?
 Man is created before woman
 It does not discuss the origin of God
 It happens in seven days
 All of these
 None of these

 

Question 3. Which body part is attributed to God in the Torah?
 An arm
 A leg
 A brain
 A heart

 

Question 4. Who introduced the term "Jehovah" as a name for God?
 Christian scholars
 Secular Jewish scholars of Christianity
 The Greek translators of the Torah
 The founders of the Jehovah's Witnesses

 

Question 5. Which of these is not a comparison used in rabbinic literature?
 God as a parent
 God as a king
 God as a kohen, or priest
 God as a banker

 

Question 6. Which school of belief directly influenced Saadiah Gaon's perception of God?
 Kabbalah
 Merkavah
 Sufism
 Mutazilite kalam

 

Question 7. Which of these does God identify as His own name, in the Bible?
 The Omnipresent
 I Am Who I Am
 The Holy One Blessed Be He
 The Name
 The One Who Spoke and Thus Created The World