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
Which is the largest collection of midrash aggadah?
Question 2 of 10
According to midrash, which of Judaism's forefathers once worked in a store that sold idols?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: After the destruction of the Temple, midrash halakhah was used to create new liturgies and rituals while still maintaining continuity by linking to the words of the Torah.
Question 4 of 10
Which Torah commentator sometimes dismissed the work of another Torah commentator by saying that "he relies too much on aggadah?"
Question 5 of 10
Most of the collections of aggadic midrash were compiled between what years?
Question 6 of 10
What are the names of the books of legal midrash that comment on Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy?
Question 7 of 10
The beginning line of a midrash is called the
Question 8 of 10
How did the rabbis composing midrash express themselves?
Question 9 of 10
The oldest existing aggadic midrashim are
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Classical works of midrash sometimes contain polemics against Christianity or Islam.

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