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. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.


Question 2. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above


Question 3. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?


Question 4. What is the Masoretic Text?
 The traditionally correct text of the Hebrew Bible, established by a group of scholars between the sixth and tenth centuries
 The oldest extant text of the Book of Genesis
 An ancient Jewish text that didn't make it into the biblical canon
 Another name for pseudepigrapha


Question 5. How many minor prophets are there?


Question 6. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?


Question 7. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem


Question 8. Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations are together known by what name?
 The Megillot


Question 9. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?


Question 10. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans
 In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon
 In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire