Science & Judaism Quiz

The Bible and Talmud saw science and Jewish tradition as pathways to the same divine truth. But still, the two regularly come in conflict. How much do you know about the relationship between science and Judaism?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of the following proponents of psychology or psychiatry was not Jewish?

Sigmund Freud Carl Jung Kurt Koffka Kurt Goldstein

Qustion 2. Who is the leading rabbi of the emerging Jewish-specific branch of psychology?

Jill Jacobs Joseph Soloveitchik Abraham Twerski Peter Berger None of these

Qustion 3. Which of these medieval scholars engaged in astrological study?

Ibn Ezra Abraham bar Hiyya Moshe Hayyim Luzatto All of the above None of the above

Qustion 4. Which famous Jewish patient of Sigmund Freud was known by the pseudonym of "Anna O," and was famous for developing the "talking cure"?

F.M. Herz Bertha Pappenheim Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson Max Wertheimer

Qustion 5. Which instrument was renown Jewish physicist Richard Feynman known for playing?

Violin Cello Bongos Harp Piccolo

Qustion 6. Who was Anna O?

One of the first people to be treated by psychoanalysis Bertha Pappenheim A notable figure in the scene of Berlin's intellectual salons A patient of Sigmund Freud All of these

Qustion 7. Which of these talmudic theories is supported by modern science?

Babies born in the eighth month cannot survive Lice do not reproduce sexually The human body has 248 joints and limbs All of these None of these

Qustion 8. What does the term "intelligent design" refer to?

The idea that science knows more about evolution than the Bible The idea that the workings of the universe indicate an intelligent, divine role in creation The fundamental disagreement between intellectuals and religious people None of the above

Qustion 9. True or false: Maimonides said that if a rabbi in the Talmud claims something that contradicts a known scientific fact, the Talmud's word must be trusted.

True False

Qustion 10. True or false: In traditional Jewish thought, evolution is always rejected.

True False
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