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Jewish World Today Quiz

Jewish life today is buzzing with tradition and change. How much do you know about current Jewish communal phenomena and trends?



Question 1. Of these four continents, which has the largest Jewish population?
 Europe
 Africa
 South America
 Australia (and New Zealand)

 

Question 2. What year did Menachem Mendel Schneerson--the last Chabad rebbe--die?
 1985
 1990
 1994
 1999

 

Question 3. According to National Jewish Population Surveys, between 1990 and 2000 the American Jewish population decreased by how many people?
 50,000
 100,000
 200,000
 300,000

 

Question 4. Which Jewish movement currently approves of patrilineal descent?
 Reform
 Reconstructionist
 Conservative
 Some of these
 All of these

 

Question 5. True or false: In 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order banning faith-based organizations from considering religion in their hiring processes.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. Ba'al Teshuvah is roughly translated to mean what?
 An assimilated Jew
 A non-Zionist
 A bachelor
 A repentant sinner

 

Question 7. In 2004, Mel Gibson was accused of anti-Semitism after he produced what film?
 Die Hard
 Passion of the Christ
 What Women Want
 Apocalypto