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. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?

The Amoraim Resh Lakish The students of Hillel Judah the Prince

Qustion 2. What does Talmud mean?

Repeating Torah Study Memorize

Qustion 3. Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?

Maimonides Nahmanides Gersonides Shammai

Qustion 4. Which of these is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?

Women Hanukkah Observance Agriculture Sacred times

Qustion 5. How is the Tosefta different from the Mishnah?

The Tosefta is much longer than the Mishnah The Mishnah contains rules related to women; the Tosefta does not The Tosefta has many historical layers; the Mishnah does not The two are basically the same

Qustion 6. Who was Beruriah?

Rashi's wife A prophet often cited by the rabbis in the Talmud The daughter of a talmudic sage and an accomplished scholar in her own right The author of the Talmud

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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

Qustion 9. 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

Qustion 10. Which of these names are used to describe the rabbis of the Mishnah and Gemara?

Tannaim and Amoraim Rishonim and Aharonim Sugyot and Masekhtot Neviim and Anshe Keneset HeGedola
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