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Afterlife & Messiah Quiz

The immortality of the soul, the World to Come, the resurrection of the dead, and the Messianic age are all part of Jewish tradition. How much do you know about this area of Jewish belief?



Question 1. Do some Jews believe in resurrection?
 Yes
 No

 

Question 2. Where does the idea of a political or military redeemer come from?
 Genesis
 Deuteronomy
 Samuel
 The Later Prophets

 

Question 3. What is the concept of gilgul?
 The transmigration of souls from one body to another
 The building of a "live" person from clay or mud
 The belief that all souls return to God
 A person storing their soul in a physical object at the time of death

 

Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, which biblical personality will the Messiah be descended from?
 David
 Ruth
 Tamar
 All of the above
 None of the above

 

Question 5. According to Isaac Luria's theology, what will bring the Messiah?
 Tikkun olam (the healing of the world)
 Intense prayer and meditation
 Effective communication
 Ascetic living

 

Question 6. Which of the following will not have a place in the World to Come, according to the Midrash on Ecclesiastes?
 Animals
 Wicked people
 Non-Jews
 A and B only
 All of these

 

Question 7. Which of these is not a term that refers to the Jewish conception of the Afterlife?
 Eternal Jerusalem
 Gan Eden
 The World to Come
 Sheol