Talmud Quiz


The 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 of :

Qustion 1. Which passages of the Talmud did Menahem Meiri ignore in his commentary to the Talmud?

The laws pertaining to business Discussions about the holidays The passages which addressed demons Stories and anecdotes

Qustion 2. Where is the commentary of Rashi found on a page of Talmud?

Always on the left Always on the right Always on the inside Always on the outside

Qustion 3. 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

Qustion 4. 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

Qustion 5. Which of the following is NOT the name of one of the six orders of the Mishnah?

Nashim (Women) Brakhot (Blessings) Nezikin (Damages) Zeraim (Agriculture)

Qustion 6. 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

Qustion 7. What did the Talmudic commentator Menahem Meiri think of Christians?

That they should all become Jewish That Christians were "avdei kohavim," idol worshippers That Christianity was a false religion, but its adherents were still basically moral That they were beyond redemption

Qustion 8. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?

Yom Tov Ishbili, the Ritba Menahem Meiri Rashi All of the above

Qustion 9. Which of these was written in Aramaic?

Mishnah Gemara Rashi Tosafot Shulhan Arukh

Qustion 10. Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?

Mishnah Gemara
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