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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. What is the name of the Judeo-Spanish language?
 Ashkenazic
 Esperanto
 Ladino
 Yiddish

 

Question 2. What is giyur?
 A convert
 A potential convert
 Conversion
 A descendant of one of the Seven Nations

 

Question 3. True or false: The terms Converso, Marrano, New Christian, and Crypto-Jew are all intermittently applied to describe the same group of people.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?
 Poland
 Russia
 Tunisia
 Germany

 

Question 5. 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 6. True or false: Before he was killed, the reporter Daniel Pearl affirmed his identity by proclaiming to his captors: "I am a Jew."
 True
 False

 

Question 7. True or false: All Conservative rabbis will agree to convert a Jew if the primary motivation for the conversion is marriage.
 True
 False