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 Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer is on a quest to the Ukraine to find a woman named Augustine, who saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Who is the author?
Question 2 of 10
When did Ladino writers start to use the Ladino language to keep their disparate culture alive?
Question 3 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 4 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 5 of 10
Which of these is NOT an American Jewish poet?
Question 6 of 10
In what language did Franz Kafka write?
Question 7 of 10
In "Bee Season," to what does Eliza Neumann's brother attribute her spelling bee triumphs?
Question 8 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?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these Hebrew writers came first?

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