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?

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Qustion 1. Which of these Jews believed that religion was the "opium of the masses"?

Abraham Isaac Kook Karl Marx Gersonides Albert Einstein

Qustion 2. 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 3. Which of these people is known as the "zoo rabbi," and has authored books on science and Torah which were banned?

David Klinghoffer Sharon Brous Natan Slifkin Ismar Schorsch

Qustion 4. Who used the Jewish Bible in order to explore the division of labor in society?

Franz Boas Sigmund Freud Claude Levi-Strauss Ruth Krulfeld Emile Durkheim

Qustion 5. Where does this statement of wonder at the natural world--"How great are Your works, God, You made them all with wisdom"--come from?

The Palestinian Talmud The apocrypha The Book of Psalms A special prayer for Tu Bishvat

Qustion 6. 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 7. How have Jewish institutions such as the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee dealt with attempts to introduce Intelligent Design into public schools?

Supported it Opposed it Maintained an official policy of non-involvement

Qustion 8. 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 9. What did Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook believe about Torah and science?

The Torah must be subject to the scientific method in order to be believed Rather than attempting to read science into Torah, the two should be understood separately When there is a conflict between science and Torah, science is always wrong Neither science nor Torah is fully true

Qustion 10. Who was the father of modern psychoanalysis?

Abraham Joshua Heschel Sigmund Freud Albert Einstein Emile Durkheim
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