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 the following is NOT the name of one of the six orders of the Mishnah?
Question 2 of 10
How is the Tosefta different from the Mishnah?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these questions is debated in the Mishnah?
Question 4 of 10
Whose commentary on the Talmud is printed on the inside margins of every page?
Question 5 of 10
Who was Beruriah?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these teachings does NOT appear in Pirkei Avot?
Question 7 of 10
Why do Jews study Talmud?
Question 8 of 10
What is the focus of the Brisk method of studying Gemara?
Question 9 of 10
Which of the two Talmuds is considered more authoritative?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: The Talmud is a code of law, much like the Shulhan Arukh.