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. Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?
Question 2. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
The students of Hillel
Judah the Prince
Question 3. What does Talmud mean?
Question 4. Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?
Question 5. Why was the Mishnah so important?
No Jewish book had ever listed laws before
It was the final word on every aspect of Jewish law
It turned Judaism from a Temple-centered religion to a lifecycle-centered one
All of the above
None of the above
Question 6. 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 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. Which of these is not a Talmud?
The Jerusalem Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud
The Rabbis' Talmud
Question 9. Which of these was written in Aramaic?
Question 10. Which is the standard edition of the Talmud?
The Jerusalem Edition
The Vilna Edition
The Perushim of Rashi
The Revised Standard Version