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. Who was Hillel's intellectual adversary?

Maimonides Nahmanides Gersonides Shammai

Qustion 2. What is the first teaching in Pirkei Avot?

Be a disciple of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace Say little and do much If I am only for myself, who am I? Moses received Torah from God at Sinai

Qustion 3. 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 4. 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 5. Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?

4 14 40 72

Qustion 6. Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?

Tosafot Rabbi Moses Feinstein Rashi Maimonides

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which of these teachings does NOT appear in Pirkei Avot?

Love your neighbor as yourself The world stands on three things: Torah, service, and acts of loving kindness The day is short and the work is great You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it

Qustion 9. According to Jewish tradition, who compiled the Mishnah?

The Amoraim Resh Lakish The students of Hillel Judah the Prince

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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