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. What did the Talmudic commentator Menahem Meiri think of Christians?
That they should all become Jewish
That Christians were "avdei kohavim," idol worshippers
That Christianity was a false religion, but its adherents were still basically moral
That they were beyond redemption
Question 2. Which of these is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?
Question 3. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
The students of Hillel
Judah the Prince
Question 4. Which of these names are used to describe the rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Tannaim and Amoraim
Rishonim and Aharonim
Sugyot and Masekhtot
Neviim and Anshe Keneset HeGedola
Question 5. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?
Yom Tov Ishbili, the Ritba
All of the above
Question 6. Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?
Question 7. 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 8. Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?
Question 9. Which of these sages lived first?
Rabbi Judah the Prince
Question 10. Where was the "Babylonian" Talmud produced?
The land that is modern-day Egypt
The land that is modern-day Iraq
The land that is modern-day Poland
The land that is modern-day Lithuania