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 is NOT a contemporary Israeli author?
Question 2 of 10
Which of these writers is known as the "grandfather of Yiddish literature"?
Question 3 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 4 of 10
In what language did Franz Kafka write?
Question 5 of 10
Who wrote "The Vale of Cedars," a reaction against "Ivanhoe"?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these Jewish writers was Polish?
Question 7 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 8 of 10
Which of these is NOT an American Jewish poet?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these Jewish movements was responsible for the surge in 18th-century Jewish literature?
Question 10 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?

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