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. 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 2. 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 3. Which of these attributes for God is described in Exodus?
 Merciful and Gracious
 Slow to Anger
 Abounding in Steadfast Love
 All of the above
 None of the above

 

Question 4. 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

 

Question 5. Which of these is not a list in the book Shiur Komah?
 A list of the limbs of God
 A list of the measurements of the limbs of God
 A list of the esoteric names of each limb of God
 A list of the thoughts of God

 

Question 6. What kind of encounter with God was stressed by Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel?
 A rational encounter, grounded in the role of science in Creation
 An existential encounter, acknowledging that there is no way to approach speaking to God
 A human encounter, grounded in experiential knowledge and emotions
 None of these

 

Question 7. What distinction did the Kabbalists make between different aspects of God?
 The human and the divine
 The revealed and concealed
 The earthly and the endless
 The Jewish and the Christian