Which of the following animals would not be considered kosher under Jewish law?
dAll of the above
Which cultural phenomenon broke the relatively unified interpretation of Jewish doctrine and practice and led to the development of three major Jewish denominations?
aThe Protestant Reformation
cThe spread of Enlightenment ideas
dThe persecution of Jews in Spain
Which of the following Jewish holy days marks the beginning of a new year?
_________ Jews believe that the ultimate goal of religious practice is to achieve a personal, spiritual unification with God.
Which historical event signaled the end of the Sadducees and of Judaism’s priestly traditions?
aThe destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE
bThe creation of the First Temple by Solomon
cThe rise of Hellenic Jews
dThe rise of the Maccabees
The adherents of ____________ are intent on retaining the ancient customs and legalistic doctrines of traditional Judaism.
d Reconstructionist Judaism
The story of the Jewish tribes leaving Egypt and settling in Canaan is chronicled in which book?
The two sets of Gemara were drawn from which two Jewish communities?
aPalestine and Persia
bPalestine and Babylonia
cBabylonia and AssyriadBa
bylonia and Spain
Based on the traditional definition, one is considered a Jew if one is ____________.
cborn to a Jewish mother
dborn to a Jewish father
Neviim and Ketuvim are part of the ___________ of Jewish sacred literature.
The ________ books of the Ketuvim consist of liturgical poetry, secular love poetry, wisdom literature, history, apocalyptic literature, a short story, and a romantic tale.
Which Jewish patriarch was the father of the ten tribal leaders?
Today, the majority of Jews live in ___________ and ___________.
athe United States, Israel
cthe United States, Europe
Which of the following post-biblical rulers of Palestine was Jewish?
bthe Hasmonean Dynasty
cthe Roman Empire
dthe Ottoman Empire
Because it is forbidden to speak the name of the Jewish god, he is referred to as _________ during prayer or when scripture is read aloud.
In the Torah, the book of __________ is primarily concerned with describing priestly duties and proper ritual practice.
Which of the following books is not one of the Former Prophets?
The Biblical agreement between the chosen Jewish people and God is called a _________.
The combined collection of the Mishna and the Gemara forms the __________.
The tribes of Israel were united under _________ and the First Temple was completed during the reign of _________.
Yiddish is ______________.
a combination of Aramaic and biblical Hebrew
b combination of Arabic and biblical Hebrew
c combination of medieval German and biblical Hebrew.
d combination of Moorish Spanish and biblical Hebrew
Which of the following statements best expresses the Jewish belief regarding the Messiah?
aThey do not believe in the existence or arrival of a messiah.
bThey still hope for the messiah to come and re-establish the kingdom of Israel.
cThey believe that the messiah has already come.
dNone of the above
Which of the following Jewish denominations is a uniquely American movement and does not accept the Torah as divinely inspired?
dNone of the above
Which of the following is one of the Ten Commandments?
a”You shall not steal”
b”You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
“c”Honor your father and mother
“dAll of the above
Which Jewish leader received the Ten Commandments from God on Mt. Sinai?