Thinkers & Thought Quiz


A wide cast of intellectuals devoted their lives to defining what Judaism meant to them, and what it should mean to others. How much do you know about these thinkers and their philosophies?

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Qustion 1. Saadiah Gaon wrote a translation of the Bible in what language?

French Spanish Ladino Arabic

Qustion 2. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as

Rashba Rambam Rashi Saadiah Gaon

Qustion 3. A main goal of medieval Jewish thinkers was to reconcile Jewish thought with what philosophy?

Roman Greek Arab Persian

Qustion 4. True or false: Non-Jewish readers refered to Moses Mendelssohn as "the Jewish Socrates."

True False

Qustion 5. Which of these statements about Jewish philosophy is true?

There is not a lot of debate; most issues are very straightforward and authorities are unified It has historically been more important than Jewish practice (halakhah) Throughout history, it developed in dialogue with surrounding cultures Though there is a lot of debate, all agree that the ultimate reward awaits in the World to Come

Qustion 6. True or false: Aristotle is never mentioned in the Talmud.

True False

Qustion 7. Which of these philosophers was NOT Spanish?

Maimonides Saadiah Gaon Judah Halevi Bahya Ibn Pakudah

Qustion 8. Which Jewish philosopher was sometimes known as the rabbi of Theresienstadt?

Martin Buber Abraham Joshua Heschel Menachem Mendel Schneerson Leo Baeck

Qustion 9. Hellenistic Jewish literature is dominated by which figure?

Philo Judah Maccabee Rabbi Akiba Caesar

Qustion 10. Which of these Jewish thinkers identified as an Orthodox Jew?

Philo Maimonides A.J. Heschel Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
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