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. 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 2. Where is the commentary of the Tosafot on a page of Talmud?
Always on the left
Always on the right
Always on the inside
Always on the outside
Question 3. Which of the following is NOT the name of one of the six orders of the Mishnah?
Question 4. Which of these does not appear in the Talmud?
Halakhot, or laws
Aggadot, or parables
Midrashim, or "filling in the blanks" in Torah stories
All of these appear
None of these appear
Question 5. Which of these is not a Talmud?
The Jerusalem Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud
The Rabbis' Talmud
Question 6. 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 7. Which of these sages lived first?
Rabbi Judah the Prince
Question 8. True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 9. 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 10. What is the first teaching in Pirkei Avot?
Be a disciple of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace
Say little and do much
If I am only for myself, who am I?
Moses received Torah from God at Sinai