Magic & the Supernatural Quiz

How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Judaism has many folk customs with magical undertones. But these are not without controversy. How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Question 1 of 10
Which of the following supernatural practices is forbidden in the Bible?
Question 2 of 10
What is a dybbuk?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: Judaism ascribes some supernatural powers to the zodiac.
Question 4 of 10
Why were Jews thought of as excellent magicians in the Middle Ages?
Question 5 of 10
What is blood libel?
Question 6 of 10
Which of the following is a symbol that might be found on a hamsa?
Question 7 of 10
Which of the following special abilities does the Talmud ascribe to the sage Rav?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: Among the Dead Sea Scrolls, there exists a fragmentary text that is a collection of protective formulae for fending off demonic attack.
Question 9 of 10
True or false: In the Torah, God curses people.
Question 10 of 10
In the Middle Ages, which of these Jewish customs lapsed because of Christian suspicions of black magic?

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