Students at Pardes, a pluralistic yeshiva in Jerusalem. Copyright: Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Talmud Quiz

How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

The Talmud–which consists of the Mishnah and Gemara–explicates and builds upon the Torah’s laws and stories. How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

Question 1 of 10
About how many years separated the writing of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Question 2 of 10
True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 3 of 10
Why was the Mishnah so important?
Question 4 of 10
Which is the standard edition of the Talmud?
Question 5 of 10
Rabbi Akiba started studying Torah when he was how old?
Question 6 of 10
What is the first teaching in Pirkei Avot?
Question 7 of 10
Where is the commentary of the Tosafot on a page of Talmud?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these was written in Aramaic?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these sages lived first?
Question 10 of 10
Where is the commentary of Rashi found on a page of Talmud?