How Well Do You Know Judaism?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Remain in awe of God, serve Him, cling to Him." (Deuteronomy, 10:20)

  • 2. 

    Who started Judaism?

    • A.

      Moses

    • B.

      Issac

    • C.

      Noah

    • D.

      Abraham

    Correct Answer
    D. Abraham
    Explanation
    Abraham is considered the founder of Judaism because he made a covenant with God and was promised to be the father of a great nation. He is known for his belief in monotheism and his obedience to God's commands. Abraham's descendants, including Isaac and Jacob, continued to practice and pass down the teachings of Judaism, making him a central figure in the religion's history and development.

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  • 3. 

    Judaism is mainly practiced in 

    Correct Answer
    Israel
    israel
    Jerusalem
    jerusalem
    Explanation
    Judaism is mainly practiced in Israel because it is the birthplace and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people. Israel is the only country with a Jewish majority population, and it is where many important religious sites are located, such as the Western Wall and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Jerusalem, specifically, holds great significance in Judaism as it is considered a holy city and the site of the ancient Jewish temples. Therefore, Israel and Jerusalem are the correct answers as they are closely tied to the practice and observance of Judaism.

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  • 4. 

    Which place is NOT a holy site for Judaism?

    • A.

      Western wall

    • B.

      Passover synagogue

    • C.

      Temple mount

    • D.

      Cave of the Patriarchs

    Correct Answer
    B. Passover synagogue
    Explanation
    Passover synagogue is not a holy site for Judaism because Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, rather than a specific physical location. The other options listed are all significant holy sites in Judaism. The Western Wall is a remnant of the ancient Jewish temple in Jerusalem and is considered the holiest site in Judaism. The Temple Mount is another important religious site in Jerusalem, while the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron is a burial site for biblical figures and is considered sacred.

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  • 5. 

    Judaism started in Europe

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Judaism did not start in Europe. It originated in the Middle East, specifically in the region of Canaan, which is present-day Israel and Palestine. The religion traces its roots back to the patriarch Abraham and the covenant he made with God. Over time, Judaism spread to different parts of the world through Jewish diaspora, but its origins are firmly rooted in the Middle East, not Europe.

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  • 6. 

    Select the boxes with the correct dress code rules of the Jews (hint: there's three)

    • A.

      Men have to wear Kippahs

    • B.

      Women wear knee length skirts/shorts

    • C.

      Sleeves must be to the elbow

    • D.

      Shoes must cover the toes

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Men have to wear Kippahs
    B. Women wear knee length skirts/shorts
    C. Sleeves must be to the elbow
    Explanation
    The answer is correct because it accurately identifies the three dress code rules of the Jews. Men are required to wear Kippahs, which are skullcaps or head coverings. Women are expected to wear knee-length skirts or shorts, ensuring modesty in their attire. Additionally, sleeves must be to the elbow, emphasizing the importance of covering the arms. This answer covers all three rules mentioned in the question.

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  • 7. 

    Which one of these is NOT Jewish scripture?

    • A.

      Torah

    • B.

      Qur'an

    • C.

      Talmud

    • D.

      Tanakh

    Correct Answer
    B. Qur'an
    Explanation
    The Qur'an is from Islam

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  • 8. 

    Jews worship in (Hint: another word for Jewish churches)

    Correct Answer
    synagogues
    synagogue's
    synagogue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "synagogues". Synagogues are places of worship for Jews, similar to churches for Christians or mosques for Muslims. The word "synagogue's" is incorrect because it implies possession, while the word "synagogue" is incorrect because it is singular and does not represent the plural form needed for places of worship.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of these is NOT a way that Jews worship? 

    • A.

      Prayer

    • B.

      Meditation

    • C.

      Singing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Meditation
    Explanation
    While Jews may engage in meditation as a personal spiritual practice, it is not traditionally considered a formal or primary way that Jews worship within the context of their religious services and communal practices. Prayer and singing, on the other hand, are integral parts of Jewish worship. Therefore, meditation is the least formalized method among the options listed.

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  • 10. 

    Jews pray _____ times a day:

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Eleven

    Correct Answer
    A. Three
    Explanation
    Morning, afternoon, evening

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  • 11. 

    Judaism is Monotheistic

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    They believe in only one God

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  • 12. 

    Select the Jewish symbols (hint: there's three)

    • A.

      Star of David

    • B.

      Menorah

    • C.

      Pan flute

    • D.

      Dreidel

    • E.

      Moon and stars

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Star of David
    B. Menorah
    D. Dreidel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Star of David, Menorah, and Dreidel. These symbols are all associated with Judaism. The Star of David is a six-pointed star that is widely recognized as a symbol of Jewish identity. The Menorah is a seven-branched candelabrum, traditionally used in the Temple in Jerusalem and now a symbol of Judaism. The Dreidel is a spinning top with Hebrew letters on each side, often played with during Hanukkah. The Pan flute and Moon and stars are not specifically Jewish symbols.

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  • 13. 

    Jews are allowed to eat pork

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to Jewish dietary laws (kashrut), pork is considered unclean and is prohibited to be consumed by Jews. This restriction is based on religious beliefs and practices outlined in the Torah. Therefore, the statement that Jews are allowed to eat pork is false.

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  • 14. 

    The Jews believe and follow the ten commandments. Fill in the blank for this commandment: "You shall not give ____ testimony against your neighbor" 

    Correct Answer
    false
    False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "false". This commandment prohibits giving false testimony against one's neighbor. This means that one should not bear false witness or lie about someone else, especially in a legal or judicial setting. It emphasizes the importance of honesty and integrity in interpersonal relationships and the justice system.

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  • 15. 

    Which one is NOT true about the Jews belief of death?

    • A.

      Resurrection

    • B.

      Heaven & Hell

    • C.

      Reincarnation

    • D.

      Our actions on earth determine where we'll be after death

    Correct Answer
    C. Reincarnation
    Explanation
    The belief in reincarnation is not true about the Jews' belief of death. Reincarnation is the belief that after death, the soul is reborn into a new body. However, in Jewish belief, there is no concept of reincarnation. Instead, they believe in the resurrection of the dead, where the body and soul are reunited in the Messianic Age. This belief is based on the idea that God has the power to bring the dead back to life.

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