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. 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 2. What is the Tetragrammaton?
 The four-letter name of God
 The covenant between God and Israel
 The fourth of the Ten Commandments
 Another name for the World to Come


Question 3. What is the Shiur Komah?
 A popular Torah class offered in Jerusalem
 A medieval disputation about the nature of God
 The archaelogical site of an ancient synagogue
 The earliest Hebrew work that deals with the secret of God Himself


Question 4. Which of these statements about angels is NOT true according to Jewish tradition?
 They perform various functions at God's behest
 They are the object of worship
 They are lower in rank than good men
 They possess form without matter


Question 5. What movement was founded in 1963 by Sherwin Wine?
 Reconstructionist Judaism
 Secular Humanistic Judaism
 Jewish Renewal
 The Chosen People Foundation


Question 6. True or false: God is described in the Torah as "the anointed one."


Question 7. True or false: Saadiah Gaon thought that belief in rational argument is a vital component of religious belief.