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 is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?
Question 2. Which of these questions is debated in the Mishnah?
When does one begin the morning prayers?
What are the limitations of the liability of someone who watches another's property?
Can cheese and meat be on the same table?
All of these
Question 3. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?
Yom Tov Ishbili, the Ritba
All of the above
Question 4. About how many years separated the writing of the Mishnah and Gemara?
They were written simultaneously
About 200 years
About 500 years
About 2,000 years
None of the above
Question 5. 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 6. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?
The students of Hillel
Judah the Prince
Question 7. Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?
Question 8. 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
Question 9. Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?
Rabbi Moses Feinstein
Question 10. Who was Rabbenu Tam?
A common adversary of Yose ben Yoezer
A sage quoted often in the Mishnah