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 is the main difference between the Mishnah and the Tannaitic Midrashim?
Question 2 of 10
Were midrashic texts discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Question 3 of 10
The authorship of the Mekhilta is attributed to whom?
Question 4 of 10
Which of these is not an example of midrash halakhah?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Midrashim are all stories.
Question 6 of 10
What belief about Torah is attributed to the school of Rabbi Ishmael?
Question 7 of 10
What does midrash tend to focus on?
Question 8 of 10
Which laws does the midrash derive from the text of the Shema?
Question 9 of 10
How did Midrash Tanhuma get its name?
Question 10 of 10
Which of the following stories is not a midrash?

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