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
Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these books features a fictional history of Jews in the comic book industry?
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
Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?
Question 6 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 7 of 10
Which of these is NOT an American Jewish poet?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?
Question 9 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 10 of 10
Modern Jewish children's literature first emerged in America less than 100 years ago with what book?

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