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?

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Qustion 1. What is the focus of the Brisk method of studying Gemara?

Studying very quickly Always asking "why?" Analyzing the conceptual conclusions that the Gemara comes to Close textual reading of the flow of the Gemara

Qustion 2. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?

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

Qustion 3. According to the Talmud, which of these sages entered the Divine Pardes, or the Orchard, and came out sane and alive?

Rabbi Meir Rabbi Akiba Rabbi Yohanan Shmuel Ben Bag Bag

Qustion 4. Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?

4 14 40 72

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. Who was Beruriah?

The wife of Rabbi Yohanan A woman who learned "three hundred laws from three hundred teachers in one day" The original compiler of the Talmud A female martyr in the Talmudic era None of the above

Qustion 7. Which of these is not a Talmud?

The Jerusalem Talmud The Babylonian Talmud The Rabbis' Talmud

Qustion 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

Qustion 9. 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 10. What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?

Law and narrative Sephardic positions and Ashkenazic positions Rulings for priests and rulings for Israelites P'shat and midrash
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