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
What is Franz Kafka's book Metamorphosis about?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
Which book came out in 1960, around the time of Adolf Eichmann's arrest in Argentina, and eventually became the most frequently read story to emerge from the Holocaust?
Question 4 of 10
Who is the celebrated classical Yiddish writer known for short stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?
Question 6 of 10
Up until the 1800s, which of these languages was not a widespread language used for writing Jewish fiction?
Question 7 of 10
What is an example of pre-modern secular Hebrew literature?
Question 8 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 9 of 10
In "Bee Season," to what does Eliza Neumann's brother attribute her spelling bee triumphs?
Question 10 of 10
Which writer survived the Holocaust, only to commit suicide years later?

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