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
Who was S.Y. Agnon?
Question 2 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 3 of 10
Who is the celebrated classical Yiddish writer known for short stories that inspired Fiddler on the Roof?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Saul Bellow grew up speaking Yiddish in an Orthodox Jewish home, but he never locates his characters in this culture.
Question 5 of 10
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?
Question 6 of 10
What is Jewish literature?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?
Question 8 of 10
What is Franz Kafka's book Metamorphosis about?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?
Question 10 of 10
Which is NOT a major category of Ladino literature?

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