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 books features a climactic scene set in New York Harbor as a pair of tefilin bobs up and down in the water?
Question 2 of 10
Which of these books is NOT about the Jewish immigrant experience?
Question 3 of 10
Which is NOT a major category of Ladino literature?
Question 4 of 10
In "Bee Season," to what does Eliza Neumann's brother attribute her spelling bee triumphs?
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
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?
Question 7 of 10
Up until the 1800s, which of these languages was not a widespread language used for writing Jewish fiction?
Question 8 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 9 of 10
Modern Jewish children's literature first emerged in America less than 100 years ago with what book?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these comic book characters was NOT created by Jews?

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