Books stored in the attic of a synagogue in Riga, Latvia, 1991. (Zion Ozeri/Jewish Lens)

Jewish Literature Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish literature?

From legends in the Bible and Talmud, to the American masters Bellow and Roth, storytelling has been an integral part of Jewish life.

Question 1 of 10
Which of these books features a fictional history of Jews in the comic book industry?
Question 2 of 10
Which writer survived the Holocaust, only to commit suicide years later?
Question 3 of 10
Who is the author of the Russian-American novel Absurdistan?
Question 4 of 10
What poem written by American-Jewish poet Emma Lazarus contains the following quote: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore"?
Question 5 of 10
In "Bee Season," to what does Eliza Neumann's brother attribute her spelling bee triumphs?
Question 6 of 10
Milton Steinberg's novel about the life of Elisha ben Abuyah, who interacts with famous sages such as Rabbi Akiba and Rabbi Meir, is called:
Question 7 of 10
Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?
Question 9 of 10
Which is NOT a major category of Ladino literature?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?

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