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
In "Bee Season," to what does Eliza Neumann's brother attribute her spelling bee triumphs?
Question 2 of 10
Which of these Jewish writers was Polish?
Question 3 of 10
Who is the author of the Russian-American novel Absurdistan?
Question 4 of 10
Modern Jewish children's literature first emerged in America less than 100 years ago with what book?
Question 5 of 10
What is the name of Erica Jong's sexually provocative and satirical novel about a Jewish woman from New York?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these Hebrew writers came first?
Question 8 of 10
Philip Roth's last novel in the Death Trilogy resurrects his literary alter-ego of eight previous novels, Nathan Zuckerman. What is the title of this last book?
Question 9 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 10 of 10
Which of these books features a climactic scene set in New York Harbor as a pair of tefilin bobs up and down in the water?

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