The Rise Of Judaism

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Judaism Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will help you review some of the basic vocabulary and key concepts of the unit on the rise of Judaism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Torah? 
    • A. 

      The region thought to be the original homeland of the ancient Hebrews.

    • B. 

      A collection of stories and laws that make up the holy book of the Jews.

    • C. 

      The name for a Mesopotamian high priest.

    • D. 

      An early Hebrew temple.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Who is considered the founder of Judaism? 
    • A. 

      Moses

    • B. 

      Jesus

    • C. 

      Abraham

    • D. 

      Isaac

    • E. 

      Siddhartha

  • 3. 
    Which of the following has never been used to name the Jewish "homeland"?
    • A. 

      Canaan

    • B. 

      Palestine

    • C. 

      Sinai

    • D. 

      Israel

    • E. 

      All of these have been used to name the Jewish "homeland" at one time or another.

  • 4. 
    What significant element of Judaism distinguished it from all other religions that existed at that time?
    • A. 

      There were no temples or shrines.

    • B. 

      The belief that the universe was controlled by 12 goddesses.

    • C. 

      Women could serve as high priests.

    • D. 

      Monotheism

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements is true of Jewish belief?
    • A. 

      There is only one god.

    • B. 

      There is a covenant between the Jews and their god.

    • C. 

      Follow the Ten Commandments

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What is a covenant? 
    • A. 

      An agreement

    • B. 

      A promise

    • C. 

      A contract

    • D. 

      A pledge

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What is Passover?
    • A. 

      A religious holiday that celebrates the escape from Egypt

    • B. 

      A religious ceremony that celebrates a child becoming an adult

    • C. 

      A religious festival that celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem

    • D. 

      The Jewish New Year celebration

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    How was Hebrew society organized?
    • A. 

      Into 12 city-states

    • B. 

      Into 12 tribes

    • C. 

      Into 12 empires

    • D. 

      Into 12 classes

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following was not a major King of Israel?
    • A. 

      Ramses II

    • B. 

      Saul

    • C. 

      David

    • D. 

      Solomon

    • E. 

      All of these were important kings of Israel.

  • 10. 
    What is tribute?
    • A. 

      Money paid to a stronger, dominant power

    • B. 

      "peace" money paid to prevent being invaded

    • C. 

      A musical performance to honor the king

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

  • 11. 
    Which of the following statements uses terms incorrectly?
    • A. 

      Jews are people who practice Judaism.

    • B. 

      The Jewish religion is practiced by Jewish people.

    • C. 

      Judaists are people who practice the Jew religion.

    • D. 

      Judaism is just one element of the rich Jewish culture shared by millions of Jews, some of whom are not at all religious.

    • E. 

      The Hebrews were an ancient culture who, after the development of Judaism, became known as Jews.

  • 12. 
    The Hebrews established a belief in one god, and only one god.  In other words, their religion was _______________________________.
  • 13. 
    What is the name of the Jewish god (although he is rarely mentioned by name)?
  • 14. 
    The often richly decorated chest that contains the Torah and protects it is called the __________ of the __________________________.
  • 15. 
    Which of the 12 tribes lasted the longest and gave its name to the Jewish people and their religion?