Jewish Languages QuizFrom Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic--how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?
Question 1. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 2. In the Middle Ages, Hebrew was used primarily for what?
Ritual and religious purposes
None of the above
Question 3. The first attested Jewish Aramaic texts are from:
The Jewish military outpost in Elephantine
The Book of Ezra
The Book of Daniel
Question 4. Which is NOT a name for Ladino?
Question 5. Judah Monis, the first full-time Hebrew instructor in American, taught at which university?
University of Michigan
Question 6. Up to the beginning of the 20th century, Ladino was almost always written in
A mix of characters from Hebrew and Spanish
Spanish characters only
Hebrew characters with some modifications
Question 7. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?
All of these
Question 8. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?
Question 9. How is Hebrew written?
From left to right
From right to left
From above to below
From below to above
Question 10. Who developed a vocabulary for modern Hebrew by incorporating words from ancient and medieval Hebrew, in addition to creating new words?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
Eliezer ben Yehuda