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Question 1: ________ wrote The Guide for the Perplexed - his most influential philosophic work.
MaimonidesThomas AquinasSoulAverroes

Question 2: In some ways his position was parallel to that of ________; in reaction to the attacks on Avicennian Aristotelism, Maimonides embraced and defended a stricter Aristotelism without Neoplatonic additions.
Immanuel KantRené DescartesRelationship between religion and scienceAverroes

Question 3: In academic studies, ________ began the critical investigation of Jewish mysticism, while in non-Orthodox Jewish denominations, Jewish Renewal and Neo-Hasidism, spiritualised worship.
Moses ben Jacob CordoveroKabbalahGershom ScholemZohar

Question 4: Mainmonides departed from the teachings of Aristotle by suggesting that the world is not eternal, as Aristotle taught, but was created ________.
Ex nihiloGnosticismCreation mythDemiurge

Question 5: Nevertheless the Jewish influence in his work from Maimonides and ________, is evident.
Judah Leon AbravanelRomeItalyEurope

Question 6: ________ son-in-law of Samuel ibn Tibbon
AristotleAverroesJacob AnatoliMaimonides

Question 7: The word "Kabbalah" was used in medieval Jewish texts to mean "tradition", see ________'s Sefer Ha-Qabbalah also known as the "Book of our Tradition".
Abraham ibn DaudJewish philosophyThe Guide for the PerplexedMaimonides

Question 8: Wachter, Der Spinozismus im Judenthum) claimed to detect the influence of the ________, while others (e.g.
Jewish eschatologyKabbalahNevi'imJewish philosophy

Question 9: ________ was steeped in Rationalism by the Ibn Yahya family, who had a residence immediately adjacent to the Great Synagogue of Lisbon (also built by the Ibn Yahya Family).
Jewish philosophyKabbalahIsaac AbrabanelMaimonides

Question 10: ________ teaches in his book Emunot v'Deot that Jews who believe in gilgul have adopted a non-Jewish belief.
Saadia GaonJudaismJewish philosophyKaraite Judaism


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