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. Judah Monis, the first full-time Hebrew instructor in American, taught at which university?
University of Michigan
Question 2. 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
Question 3. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 4. The first attested Jewish Aramaic texts are from:
The Jewish military outpost in Elephantine
The Book of Ezra
The Book of Daniel
Question 5. Which of these Jewish thinkers berates modern Jews for neglecting the Hebrew language and, in so doing, becoming Jewishly illiterate?
Jenna Weissman Joselit
Question 6. True or false: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Hebrew differ in pronunciation, but are identical in written form.
Question 7. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 8. What do the Hebrew words Barukh, Melekh, Tov, and Vaed have in common?
They are all in the first sentence of the Torah
They are among the most common words in Hebrew prayers
They are all different words that mean "good"
They are all palindromes
Question 9. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?
Question 10. What language is the Kaddish prayer?