Jewish Art QuizThe earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects--Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones--that were illuminated. Relatively recently, "art for art's sake" became a concept--and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?
Question 1. The Bet Alpha Synagogue shows Greek influence in its
Zodiac floor mosaic
Idols of Greek gods
Use of marble columns
Question 2. The Second Commandment prohibits
Desecrating the Sabbath
Question 3. Who was Moshe Safdie?
Israel's first internationally-known glass blower
Israel's first internationally-known architect
Israel's first internationally-known sculptor
Israel's first internationally-known photographer
Question 4. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?
Question 5. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as
Question 6. What was Chaim Soutine's signature style?
Thick, black lines
Wavy elongation of bodies
Question 7. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?
Question 8. Which object is described as a piece of art made by Moses himself
The Ten Commandments
The Temple entryway
The Bronze Serpent
The Burning Bush
The Golden Calf
Question 9. Jerusalem stone is known for its
Distinct layers multi-colored
White or cream-colored marble
Similarity to granite
Question 10. A shivviti hanging in a synagogue would use these Hebrew letters
Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Daled
Yud, Hay, Vav, Hay
Shin, Lamed, Vav, Mem
Shin, Vav, Vav, Tav
Bet, Reish, Vav, Chaf