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
The oldest existing aggadic midrashim are
Question 2 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 3 of 10
Were midrashic texts discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls?
Question 4 of 10
What was Maimonides' position about how Jews should approach midrash?
Question 5 of 10
Which Torah commentator sometimes dismissed the work of another Torah commentator by saying that "he relies too much on aggadah?"
Question 6 of 10
What does midrash tend to focus on?
Question 7 of 10
Which is an alternate name for Midrash Tanhuma?
Question 8 of 10
What does the word "rabbah" mean?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: Classical works of midrash sometimes contain polemics against Christianity or Islam.
Question 10 of 10
How did Midrash Tanhuma get its name?

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