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True/False

  1. In Judaism the problem of life is time.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. The dual Torah refers to the sacred oral and written teachings concerning God’s revelation to his people.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. None of the modern forms of Judaism have anything in common.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. The ultra-Orthodox consider all other forms of Judaism to be equal in their Jewishness.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. The rise of ultra-Orthodoxy is part of a larger religious resurgence that has been going on globally since the mid-1970s.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. The life of Hasidic rabbi Abraham Heschel is significant because he inspired other religious activists to use violence to bring about change.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. To understand who the God of Israel is, you should look to history as the story of the Jewish people’s journey through time.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. It was King David’s son Solomon who established Israel as a nation.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. The Pharisees had a strong presence at the temple as part of the priestly tradition.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. The Hellenists welcomed gentiles into the fold.
      a. True
      b. False
  11. Modernists share fundamentalists’ fear that time and history will raise questions about their sacred stories.
      a. True
      b. False
  12. The story of exile and return is not currently a part of Jewish thought.
      a. True
      b. False
  13. The destruction of the temple in 70 increased the numbers of the diverse sects and movements in Judaism.
      a. True
      b. False
  14. Of Hillel and Shammai, two leading teachers of oral tradition, Hillel interpreted the demands of the Torah more leniently and compassionately.
      a. True
      b. False
  15. It was the teachings of Shammai in the first century that primarily shaped the emerging Talmudic tradition.
      a. True
      b. False
  16. The Torah dictates that circumcision is negotiable for male children born to Jewish mothers.
      a. True
      b. False
  17. Jewish death rites are very complicated and elaborate and last for weeks.
      a. True
      b. False
  18. After the French Revolution, for the first time in 2,000 years, Jews were held to be equal to all other human beings by many Enlightenment thinkers.
      a. True
      b. False
  19. Hasidism emerged from the Kabbalistic tradition.
      a. True
      b. False
  20. Some Jewish socialists identified with speaking Yiddish to affirm their ethnicity.
      a. True
      b. False
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