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 Dura Europos synagogue is known for its
Sculptures of Jewish philosophers
Frescoes portraying biblical scenes
Arches and cathedral-like architecture
Question 3. Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev is about a young Hasidic painter dealing with:
The challenge of promoting his work during World War II
The shift in Jewish art trends from the classical to modern
The rising price of paint in his shtetl
Choosing between religion and art
Question 4. Some Jewish homes have a mizrach hanging on the wall, which is meant to remind people
Of all of the suffering Jews have faced throughout history
What time to light Shabbat candles
Which way to direct their prayers (to the east)
Of their Jewish heritage
Question 5. Which city in Israel was built initially as a reproduction of Eastern European cities like Odessa, Moscow, and Warsaw?
Question 6. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an
Question 7. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there
Question 8. Jerusalem stone is known for its
Distinct layers multi-colored
White or cream-colored marble
Similarity to granite
Question 9. Which artist thought of himself as "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen"?
Question 10. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?