Free Will Quiz

The paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?

Question 1 of 10
Which Jewish philosopher suggested that God knows the options from which we will choose, but doesn’t know the specific choice we will make?
Question 2 of 10
How does Maimonides deal with the problem of free choice?
Question 3 of 10
Which of the following thinkers posited that having free choice is not as good a state as doing right automatically?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: At his famous show-down with Ahab on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah insinuates that God purposely led the hearts of the sinning Israelites astray.
Question 5 of 10
What does the Apocryphal writer Ben Sira believe about predetermination?
Question 6 of 10
Who said that "everything is foreseen [by God], yet man has the capacity to choose freely"?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these problems concerned medieval philosophers?
Question 8 of 10
What did the Hasidic Izbicer Rebbe teach about free will?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
Question 10 of 10
What does the term hashgahah mean?

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