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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. True or false: In the Talmud, the afterlife is referred to as the "corrected world."
 True
 False

 

Question 2. According to the Talmud, do non-Jews have a share in the World to Come?
 Yes
 No

 

Question 3. 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

 

Question 4. In which book is the person who ushers in the World to Come called "The Messiah"?
 Zechariah
 Jeremiah
 Isaiah
 Micah
 None of these

 

Question 5. According to Jewish thought, who will be the adversary of the Jewish people in an apocalyptic battle that ushers in true redemption?
 Amalek
 The descendants of those who destroyed the Temples
 Gog and Magog
 The battle will be internal, with Jews fighting against Jews

 

Question 6. In Jewish belief, which of these is not a possibility?
 The soul separates from the body
 The soul goes straight to heaven
 The soul makes a stop in hell (Gehinnom) to purge itself of sins
 The soul transmutes into the World to Come

 

Question 7. According to Maimonides, why should someone study Torah and perform its commandments?
 For the sake of the commandments themselves
 Because of the eventual reward
 In order to praise God
 In order to skip time in Gehinnom