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 of these Jewish writers was Polish?
Question 2 of 10
Modern Jewish children's literature first emerged in America less than 100 years ago with what book?
Question 3 of 10
Who was S.Y. Agnon?
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 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
What is an example of pre-modern secular Hebrew literature?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?
Question 8 of 10
Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?
Question 9 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 10 of 10
Which of these is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?

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