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.


Question 2. Which school of belief directly influenced Saadiah Gaon's perception of God?
 Mutazilite kalam


Question 3. Which of these cities does God destroy?


Question 4. What was Philo of Alexandria's main contribution to Jewish philosophy?
 Explaining God in an abstract philosophical way
 Wedding the Jewish God with the Greek pantheon
 Creating a Jewish philosophy without God
 Explaining the steps of Creation through reasoning


Question 5. True or false: The Bible makes a reference to God's "long nostrils."


Question 6. True or false: Because God is beyond human comprehension, most Jewish thinkers do not try to describe God.


Question 7. What is the primary purpose of kabbalah?
 To gain better concentration for prayer
 To harness the power of Creation
 To achieve great personal gains
 To learn more about the essence of God