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major world religions

The destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 c.e. brought about the end of the _______ ceremonial religion of Israel.
a. temple-based
b. polytheistic
c. rabbinical
d. patriarchal


The Hebrew bible is divided into three sections:____
a. Rig, Yahur, Arharva
b. Adam, Eve, Noah
c. Genesis, Exodus, Numbers
d. Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim

d. Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim

________ is the first Hebrew patriarch. God entered into a solemn covenant with him, which involved a promise land, protection and descendants,
a. Abraham
b. Noah
c. Isaiah
d. Genesis


In the story from Genesis, Jacob wrestles all night long with a mysterious stranger-- God or God's Angel. At dawn, the fight is over, and Jacob received from the a stranger a new name, ______, which means "wrestles with God."
a. Judah
b. Israel
c. Joseph
d. Noah


In Hebrew, the name for God, usually associated with the verb hayah ("to be"), is commonly written______.
a. Baal
b. Adonai
c. Yahweh
d. Adam


The Babylonian ______ contains legal material and nonlegal anecdotes and tales.
a. Ketuvim
b. Talmus
c. Torah.


In the eighteenth-century central Europe, Jewish tradition expressed inself in both Talmudic schlarship and the devotional movement _______ ("devotion," "piety')
a. Hasidism
b. Midrash
c. Holocaust
d. Purim


By the end of World War II, an estimated six million Jews had been killed. This immense loss is called the _______ (Greek:"completely burned') or shoah (Hebrew:"extermination")
a. Disapora
b. midrash
c. holocaust
d. Purim

c. holocaust

Traditional Judaism is often called ______ Judaism.
a. Reform
b. Orthodox
c. Reconstructionist
d. Sephardic


___________, the newest and smallest branch of Judaism, grew out of the thought of its founder, Mordecai Kaplan.
a. Reconstructionist Judaism
b. Reform Judaism
c. Conservative Judaism
d. Kabblalh

d. Kabblalh

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