Talmud QuizThe Talmud--which consists of the Mishnah and Gemara--explicates and builds upon the Torah's laws and stories. How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?
Question 1. True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 2. What is the focus of the Brisk method of studying Gemara?
Studying very quickly
Always asking "why?"
Analyzing the conceptual conclusions that the Gemara comes to
Close textual reading of the flow of the Gemara
Question 3. Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?
Rabbi Moses Feinstein
Question 4. Which of these is not a Talmud?
The Jerusalem Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud
The Rabbis' Talmud
Question 5. According to the Talmud, which of these sages entered the Divine Pardes, or the Orchard, and came out sane and alive?
Ben Bag Bag
Question 6. Who was Beruriah?
A prophet often cited by the rabbis in the Talmud
The daughter of a talmudic sage and an accomplished scholar in her own right
The author of the Talmud
Question 7. What does Avot D'Rabbi Natan contain?
Maxims that cover the proper approach to Torah study and common human courtesy
Laws of daily life
Question 8. What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?
Law and narrative
Sephardic positions and Ashkenazic positions
Rulings for priests and rulings for Israelites
P'shat and midrash
Question 9. Why do Jews study Talmud?
In order to extract functional law
In order to be trained as religious leaders
In order to gain insight into the written Torah
All of these reasons
Question 10. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?
Yom Tov Ishbili, the Ritba
All of the above