Jewish Languages QuizFrom Hebrew to Aramaic, Ladino, Yiddish, and Judaeo-Arabic--how much do you know about the languages that Jews spoke in the past and continue to speak today?
Question 1. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 2. What language is the Kaddish prayer?
Question 3. What do the Hebrew letters khaf, mem, nun, pey, and tzade have in common?
They are all hard to pronounce for non-native Hebrew speakers
They are all considered late additions to the Hebrew alphabet
They are all written differently when they are at the end of a word
They are the most common letters in the Tanakh
Question 4. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 5. Where did Yiddish originate?
The Soviet Union
Question 6. Who developed a vocabulary for modern Hebrew by incorporating words from ancient and medieval Hebrew, in addition to creating new words?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
Eliezer ben Yehuda
Question 7. What do the Hebrew words Barukh, Melekh, Tov, and Vaed have in common?
They are all in the first sentence of the Torah
They are among the most common words in Hebrew prayers
They are all different words that mean "good"
They are all palindromes
Question 8. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 9. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.
Question 10. How old is the Aramaic language?
About 1000 years old
Over 3000 years old
Precisely 2010 years old
200 years old