My Jewish Learning

Bible Quiz

The Hebrew Bible is hardly bound by its covers; it has inspired significant commentary and criticism. How much do you know about the contents of the Bible, and about biblical scholarship?

Question 1. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe what event in Jewish history?
 The return to Zion around 538 B.C.E
 The destruction of the Second Temple
 King Davidís affair with Bathsheba
 When King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Arioch to kill all the wise men of Babylon


Question 2. Neviíim Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel


Question 3. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 4. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem


Question 5. How many minor prophets are there?


Question 6. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?


Question 7. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?


Question 8. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?


Question 9. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?


Question 10. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?