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. 7. Which of the following is NOT a similarity between Hebrew and Yiddish?
The two languages share the same alphabet.
Both are Semitic languages, belonging to the Afroasiatic family of languages
Both languages are read from right to left.
Neither language uses capital letters.
Question 2. Judah Monis, the first full-time Hebrew instructor in American, taught at which university?
University of Michigan
Question 3. How old is the Aramaic language?
About 1000 years old
Over 3000 years old
Precisely 2010 years old
200 years old
Question 4. Where is the only Ladino newspaper in the world published?
Question 5. 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
Question 6. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 7. Which is NOT a name for Ladino?
Question 8. Jewish Neo-Aramaic texts are written in Hebrew, but:
From left to right
With a new set of vowels
The spelling is phonetic
Only use 20 out of the 26 Hebrew characters
Question 9. According to rabbinic literature, Hebrew is the language of whom?
All of these
Question 10. Who introduced the system of dots and dashes that indicate how Hebrew words should be pronounced?
Joshua (Moses' successor)
Rabbis known as the Masoretes