My Jewish Learning

Who is a Jew Quiz

There are many kinds of Jews, and many legal definitions of Jewishness. How much do you know about the spectrum of Jewish identity?

Question 1. Which of the following is not one of the main religious groups of Jews?


Question 2. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.


Question 3. The Law of Return
 Grants Israeli citizenship to any Jewish person
 Grants Israeli citizenship to anyone with a single Jewish grandparent or a Jewish spouse
 Grants Israeli citizenship to some people whom Israel's rabbinate does not consider Jewish
 All of these
 None of these


Question 4. Which of these factors complicate the "Who is a Jew?" conversation in Israel?
 Patrilineal descent
 Different conversion standards in different Jewish denominations
 The fact that there is no separation of church and state in Israel
 All of these
 None of these


Question 5. When did cultural Jewish identity--which removed religion from the equation--begin to emerge?
 In the Middle Ages, when heretics were excommunicated
 After the Holocaust, when Jews lost their faith
 During and after the Enlightenment, as Jews were exposed to new secular culture forms and religious affiliation became voluntary
 Never; cultural Judaism always has some aspect of religion in it


Question 6. Which of these is not a modern Jewish identity?
 A Korean Reform Jewish woman rabbi
 A black Hasidic rapper
 A Jewish Buddhist
 An Orthodox feminist
 None of these


Question 7. Which of the following movements accepts patrilineal descent as an acceptable component toward establishing a person's Jewish status?
 Ger Hasidism
 Reconstructionist Judaism
 Conservative Judaism
 Orthodox Judaism