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. True or false: In the time of the Mishnah, Hebrew was the language for scholarship, but most Jewish people spoke Aramaic.
Question 2. 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 3. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?
Question 4. Judah Monis, the first full-time Hebrew instructor in American, taught at which university?
University of Michigan
Question 5. When did editions of the Judeo-Spanish Bible translations first appear?
Question 6. Who was the first Hebrew instructor in North America?
Question 7. What language is the Book of Daniel written in?
Question 8. What language is The Zohar written in?
Question 9. Which of these is NOT mostly Hebrew?
The Jewish liturgy
Question 10. When did Hebrew's primacy as a spoken language begin to diminish?
After the destruction of the First Temple and the exile that followed
After the destruction of the Second Temple and the exile that followed
The end of the second millennium C.E.
The arrival of the Jews in Canaan after wandering in the desert