Jewish Literature QuizFrom legends in the Bible and Talmud, to the American masters Bellow and Roth, storytelling has been an integral part of Jewish life. How much do you know about Jewish literature?
Question 1. Which of these Hebrew writers came first?
Rahel the poetess
Mendele Mokher Seforim
Question 2. Which of these is NOT an American Jewish poet?
Question 3. Who is the main character in Philip Roth's book about a man's unrelenting monologue, delivered to his therapist, about his sexual appetites and adventures?
Question 4. In what language did Franz Kafka write?
Question 5. Philip Roth's last novel in the Death Trilogy resurrects his literary alter-ego of eight previous novels, Nathan Zuckerman. What is the title of this last book?
The Dying Animal
The Ghost Writer
Question 6. Who is the author of the Russian-American novel Absurdistan?
Question 7. Who was Daniel Levi De Barrios?
A descendant of a Marrano family
A Jewish poet
A contributor to Spanish literature
All of these
Question 8. Which book came out in 1960, around the time of Adolf Eichmann's arrest in Argentina, and eventually became the most frequently read story to emerge from the Holocaust?
The Jews of Silence
The Gates of the Forest
Question 9. Saul Bellow is the only author who has ever won the National Book Award three times. For which three books did he win?
The Old System, Mosby's Memoirs, and Tell Me a Riddle
To Jerusalem and Back, Something to Remember Me By, and The Adventures of Augie March
The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler's Planet
Mr. Sammler's Planet, Herzog, and To Jerusalem and Back
Question 10. Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?