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. Hellenistic Jewish literature is dominated by which figure?

Philo Judah Maccabee Rabbi Akiba Caesar

Qustion 2. Who wrote the Guide to the Perplexed?

Rashi Nahmanides Saadiah Gaon Maimonides

Qustion 3. Which of these statements is NOT one of Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith?

God has no physical body The Messiah will redeem Israel The dead will be resurrected Jews must live in the Land of Israel

Qustion 4. Which of these Jewish thinkers identified as an Orthodox Jew?

Philo Maimonides A.J. Heschel Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Qustion 5. Which of these groups was NOT labeled heretic?

The Karaites The Sephardic Jews in North Africa The Mitnagdim The Hasidim

Qustion 6. Which of these Jewish thinkers lived most recently?

Philo Maimonides A.J. Heschel Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Qustion 7. Which Jewish philosopher was sometimes known as the rabbi of Theresienstadt?

Martin Buber Abraham Joshua Heschel Menachem Mendel Schneerson Leo Baeck

Qustion 8. Which of these philosophers was NOT Spanish?

Maimonides Saadiah Gaon Judah Halevi Bahya Ibn Pakudah

Qustion 9. Which Jewish philosopher wrote The Lonely Man of Faith?

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein Isaac Abrabanel Rabbi Joseph Caro Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

Qustion 10. Solomon Ibn Adret is more commonly known as

Rashba Rambam Rashi Saadiah Gaon
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