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 writer survived the Holocaust, only to commit suicide years later?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
What is an example of pre-modern secular Hebrew literature?
Question 4 of 10
Up until the 1800s, which of these languages was not a widespread language used for writing Jewish fiction?
Question 5 of 10
Who is the main character in Philip Roth's book about a man's unrelenting monologue, delivered to his therapist, about his sexual appetites and adventures?
Question 6 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 7 of 10
Who was Daniel Levi De Barrios?
Question 8 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 9 of 10
Which of these is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?

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