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
Which of these does not appear in the Talmud?
Question 2 of 10
What does Talmud mean?
Question 3 of 10
How is the Tosefta different from the Mishnah?
Question 4 of 10
What is a baraita?
Question 5 of 10
Which text lays out the founding principles of the Mishnah?
Question 6 of 10
What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?
Question 7 of 10
Which of these questions is debated in the Mishnah?
Question 8 of 10
Where is the commentary of Rashi found on a page of Talmud?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.
Question 10 of 10
Which of these teachings does NOT appear in Pirkei Avot?

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