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

Women Hanukkah Observance Agriculture Sacred times

Qustion 3. Which of these was written in Aramaic?

Mishnah Gemara Rashi Tosafot Shulhan Arukh

Qustion 4. Why was the Mishnah so important?

No Jewish book had ever listed laws before It was the final word on every aspect of Jewish law It turned Judaism from a Temple-centered religion to a lifecycle-centered one All of the above None of the above

Qustion 5. 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 6. What is a baraita?

A very popular and well-known section of the Mishnah A section of the Mishnah that is anonymous A teaching from outside the land of Israel, recorded in the Mishnah A teaching from the time of the Mishnah that was preserved orally until its appearance in the Talmud

Qustion 7. What does Avot D'Rabbi Natan contain?

Maxims that cover the proper approach to Torah study and common human courtesy Agricultural rulings Medical ethics Laws of daily life

Qustion 8. Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?

Mishnah Gemara

Qustion 9. Which of the following people wrote a commentary on the Gemara?

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

Qustion 10. 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
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