Free Will QuizThe paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?
Question 1. According to Maimonides, Godís "special providence" is limited to
Question 2. Which Jewish philosopher suggested that God knows the options from which we will choose, but doesnít know the specific choice we will make?
Question 3. Which Jewish philosopher comes closest to asserting that humans do not have free will?
Question 4. Many kabbalists believe that God's providence does not extend to which of the following?
People who do not study Kabbalah
Question 5. Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
The Moabite king Sihon
The army of Canaan
Question 6. Which talmudic sage said that "everything is in the hands of Heaven except the fear of Heaven"?
Shimon bar Yohai
Hanina ben Hama
Rava bar bar Hama
Question 7. True or false: The Bible has examples of God announcing predetermined events and interfering with individual choices.