My Jewish Learning

Who Wrote This Text?

Do you know who wrote these ancient and medieval Jewish texts? From the Song of Songs to the Guide for the Perplexed see if you can name the author.



Question 1. Who redacted the mishnah?
 Ezra the Scribe
 Judah the Prince
 Judah the Levi
 Judah Maccabee

 

Question 2. Acording to the text, who wrote the Song of Songs?
 David
 Solomon
 Saul
 Micah

 

Question 3. There are psalms attributed to which of the following people?
 Jesse
 Jacob
 Sons of Haman
 Sons of Korach

 

Question 4. Who wrote the Guide for the Perplexed?
 Gersonides
 Nachmanides
 Maimonides
 Rashi

 

Question 5. Who wrote a commentary on the Talmud?
 Ezra
 Nechemiah
 Rashi
 Baal Shem Tov

 

Question 6. The Book of Lamentations (Eicha) is traditionally attributed to which prophet?
 Jeremiah
 Ezekiel
 Isaiah
 Nahum

 

Question 7. According to Jewish legend, who wrote the Unetaneh Tokef prayer?
 Judah Halevi
 King Solomon
 The Vilna Gaon
 Rabbi Amnon of Mainz

 

Question 8. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
 Baruch Epstein
 Joseph Caro
 The Gaon of Vilna
 Yisrael Maier Kagan