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 talmudic sage said that "everything is in the hands of Heaven except the fear of Heaven"?
Question 2 of 10
How does Maimonides deal with the problem of free choice?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these modern scientific advances challenge the Jewish idea of free will?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these problems concerned medieval philosophers?
Question 5 of 10
Which modern thinker believed that the goal of a human's development is freedom and independence?
Question 6 of 10
Who said that "everything is foreseen [by God], yet man has the capacity to choose freely"?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: The Bible has examples of God announcing predetermined events and interfering with individual choices.
Question 8 of 10
What is the most significant problem that modern science has contributed to the free will question?
Question 9 of 10
Which Jewish philosopher comes closest to asserting that humans do not have free will?
Question 10 of 10
What does the Apocryphal writer Ben Sira believe about predetermination?

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