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FALL 2002  
Vol. 31, No. 1

QUIZ YOURSELF


(All answers can be found in the Fall 2002 issue.)

  1. Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver was the first rabbi to deliver a prayer at a U.S. presidential inauguration. For what president did he deliver the prayer?

    A. Harry S. Truman
    B. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    C. John F. Kennedy
    D. Lyndon B. Johnson

  2. What was the first major statement of Reform Jewish principles in America?

    A. The Pittsburgh Platform
    B. The Columbus Platform
    C. The Nashville Platform
    D. The Cincinnati Platform

  3. Which is not one of the reasons the Union Prayer Book was replaced in the 1960s?

    A. Many Reform Jews began to take the language of metaphor literally.
    B. Many Reform Jews wanted God removed from their prayer book.
    C. The Union Prayer Book was designed to be read, not sung.
    D. The Union Prayer Book provided interpretations and not translations of some Hebrew prayers.

  4. Who is the only Yiddish writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature?

    A. Y. L. Peretz
    B. Amos Oz
    C. Sholom Aleichem
    D. I. B. Singer

  5. Which of these factors did not contribute to the failure of the Camp David II talks?

    A. Israel's unwillingness to accept the creation of a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza
    B. Faulty negotiating techniques
    C. Inadequate planning prior to the summit
    D. "Bad chemistry" between Arafat and Barak

  6. Which of the following were considered the four "holy cities" of Judaism in which there was continuous Jewish settlement from biblical times?

    A. Safed, Haifa, Hebron, Jerusalem
    B. Tiberias, Haifa, Hebron, Jerusalem
    C. Safed, Tiberias, Hebron, Jerusalem
    D. Jaffa, Haifa, Hebron, Jerusalem

  7. What was the order of rule in Jerusalem from 638 AD-1518 AD?

    A. Arabs, Christians (Crusaders), Mamaluks (Muslims), Ottoman Turks (Muslims)
    B. Arabs, Ottoman Turks (Muslims), Christians (Crusaders), Mamaluks (Muslims)
    C. Jews, Arabs, Christians (Crusaders), Ottoman Turks (Muslims)
    D. Jews, Arabs, Christians (Crusaders), Mamaluks (Muslims)

  8. What is Maasah Avraham Avinu?

    A. A medieval scholar who translated Maimonides' works into Italian and French
    B. A descendant of Abraham who claimed to be the Messiah
    C. One of the early towns settled by Jews emigrating from Eastern Europe to Palestine in the early 1900s
    D. A medieval compendium of midrashim about Abraham

  9. What Hebrew prophet said: "This is the fast I have chosen...to share bread with the hungry"?

    A. Amos
    B. Isaiah
    C. Jeremiah
    D. Ezekiel

  10. The armistice agreements of 1949, which determined Israel's borders, were signed by Israel and what four other nations?

    A. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria
    B. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Transjordan, Syria
    C. Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria
    D. Egypt, Lebanon, Transjordan, Syria

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