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 Torah commentator sometimes dismissed the work of another Torah commentator by saying that "he relies too much on aggadah?"
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following are examples of contemporary midrash?
Question 3 of 10
Serah has no part in any narrative in the Torah, but there are many midrashic traditions about her, including:
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Midrashim are all stories.
Question 5 of 10
What is the main difference between the Mishnah and the Tannaitic Midrashim?
Question 6 of 10
Which is an alternate name for Midrash Tanhuma?
Question 7 of 10
Which of the following stories is not a midrash?
Question 8 of 10
What does the word midrash mean?
Question 9 of 10
The Mekhilta is a book of legal midrashim focusing on
Question 10 of 10
Which of these is not an example of midrash halakhah?

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