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. Which of these is NOT a Jewish hybrid language?
Question 2. Prior to the Holocaust, what percentage of world Jewry spoke Yiddish?
Question 3. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.
Question 4. 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 5. What does the Hebrew word nikudot refer to?
Question 6. How old is the Aramaic language?
About 1000 years old
Over 3000 years old
Precisely 2010 years old
200 years old
Question 7. What language is the Book of Daniel written in?
Question 8. What does "Rashi script" refer to?
The formal square or block letter hand of Hebrew
The semi-cursive hand found in Rabbinic texts
The cursive, flowing hand for everyday correspondence
The common "Hebrew-style" computer font
Question 9. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?
All of these
Question 10. What does The National Yiddish Book Center do?
Offer Yiddish classes to graduate students
Preserve Jewish books
Allow students to shelve Yiddish books in the Center's library
All of the above