Midrash Quiz

How much do you know about the origins and methods of this exegetical tradition?

Midrash Aggadah and Midrash Halacha are rabbinic tools for interpreting the Bible. How much do you know about the origins and methods of these exegetical traditions?

Question 1 of 10
What does the word midrash mean?
Question 2 of 10
Most of the collections of aggadic midrash were compiled between what years?
Question 3 of 10
The authorship of the Mekhilta is attributed to whom?
Question 4 of 10
The beginning line of a midrash is called the
Question 5 of 10
The Mekhilta is a book of legal midrashim focusing on
Question 6 of 10
What are the two main categories of midrash?
Question 7 of 10
What does the word "rabbah" mean?
Question 8 of 10
The laws derived from midrash halakhah:
Question 9 of 10
True or false: Midrashim are all stories.
Question 10 of 10
Which of these is NOT a work of halakhic midrash?

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