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. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 2. True or false: Ashkenazic and Sephardic Hebrew differ in pronunciation, but are identical in written form.
Question 3. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 4. Which is NOT a name for Ladino?
Question 5. What language is The Zohar written in?
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. 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 8. In 1856, the first regular weekly Hebrew newspaper, Ha‑Maggid, began publication where?
Question 9. Rabbinic literature refers to Hebrew as lashon ha-kodesh, which means
The only language
The holy language
The language of the Chosen
Question 10. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?
All of these