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 movements accepts patrilineal descent as an acceptable component toward establishing a person's Jewish status?
 Ger Hasidism
 Reconstructionist Judaism
 Conservative Judaism
 Orthodox Judaism


Question 2. What is the name of the Judeo-Spanish language?


Question 3. What is giyur?
 A convert
 A potential convert
 A descendant of one of the Seven Nations


Question 4. Why is Philip Roth's novel Portnoy's Complaint sometimes seen as anti-Semitic?
 It portrays Jewish men as sexually deviant
 It portrays Jewish men as inclined to prey on gentile women
 It portrays Jewish women as nagging and sexually uninterested
 All of these
 None of these


Question 5. What geographical region does the term "Ashkenazic" literally refer to?


Question 6. Which of these Jewish symbols is not specific to Ashkenazic culture?
 Tefillin (phylacteries)
 Black hats


Question 7. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?
 Immersion in a ritual bath
 Taking a series of classes
 Marrying a Jew
 Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment