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Yiddish language: Quiz


Question 1: After the Second World War, growing ________ tendencies in Soviet politics drove Yiddish from most spheres.
JewsAntisemitismRacial antisemitismThe Holocaust

Question 2: Paul Wexler, of Tel Aviv University in ________, has proposed that Eastern Yiddish should be classified as a Slavic language, formed by the relexification of Judeo-Slavic dialects by Judeo-German.
ArmeniaIsraelGreeceUnited States

Question 3: In Roman times, many of the Jews living in ________ and Southern Italy appear to have been Greek-speakers, and this is reflected in some Ashkenazi personal names (e.g., Kalonymus).

Question 4:
What family does Yiddish language belong to?

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  A 2008 Election poster in front of a store in Village of New Square, Town of Ramapo, New York entirely in Yiddish. The candidate names are transliterated into Yiddish.
  Yiddish distribution in the United States.      More than 100,000 speakers      More than 10,000 speakers      More than 5,000 speakers      More than 1,000 speakers      Fewer than 1,000 speakers
  The Jewish Autonomous Oblast in the Russian Federation
  A road sign in Yiddish (except for the word "sidewalk") at an official construction site in the Monsey hamlet, a community with thousands of Yiddish speakers, in the Town of Ramapo, New York.

Question 6: Interest in ________ music provided another bonding mechanism.
Jewish musicKlezmerSecular Jewish musicHora (dance)

Question 7:
Who of the following spoke at the Yiddish language?

Question 8:
Yiddish language, Arabic language and Russian language are all:
Jewish languages High German languages Languages of Russia Languages of Israel

Question 9: Yiddish emerged as the national language of a large Jewish community in Eastern Europe that rejected ________ and sought Jewish cultural autonomy in Europe.
AntisemitismCanaanismReligious ZionismZionism

Question 10: One such school located within ________ (Vilnius Yiddish Institute) was the first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.
University College DublinLomonosov Moscow State UniversityVilnius UniversityTallinn University


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