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 is not the subject of an order of the Mishnah?
Question 2 of 10
Which of these is not a Talmud?
Question 3 of 10
About how many years separated the writing of the Mishnah and Gemara?
Question 4 of 10
Who was Rabbenu Tam?
Question 5 of 10
Which came first, the Mishnah or the Gemara?
Question 6 of 10
Who was Beruriah?
Question 7 of 10
What did the Talmudic commentator Menahem Meiri think of Christians?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these teachings does NOT appear in Pirkei Avot?
Question 9 of 10
What are the two kinds of material found in the Talmud?
Question 10 of 10
According to the Talmud, which of these sages entered the Divine Pardes, or the Orchard, and came out sane and alive?

Discover More

Book of D’varim Quiz

Test your knowledge about the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible.

Tu Bishvat Quiz

How much do you know about this environmentally friendly holiday?

Purim Food Quiz

Test your knowledge of Purim foods and food traditions.

Magic & the Supernatural Quiz

How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Ancient and Medieval History Quiz

How much do you know about the main Jewish figures and events, from the Bible to the dawn of modernity?

Shavuot Quiz

How much do you know about this spring holiday?