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Night Vocabulary Quiz Section 1

I. For the following questions, you will define the vocabulary


terms that are in bold in context. Select the best possible answer.
This section is worth 20 points (two points each).
1. They called him Moishe the Beadle, as if his entire life he had never
had a surname. He was the jack-of-all-trades in a Hasidic house of
prayer, a shtibl (3).
A. A religious, devout Jew
B. person who prepares the temple for services and performs daily
maintenance
C. person who teaches the Kabbalah
D. a philosopher of Judaism
2. He spoke little. He sang, or rather he chanted, and the few snatches I
caught here and there spoke of diving suffering, of the Shekhinah in
Exile, where, according to Kabbalah, it awaits the redemption linked to
that of man (3).
A.
B.
C.
D.

A
A
A
A

reference
reference
reference
reference

to
to
to
to

a battle where Jews suffered tremendously


the a Jewish movement in response to anti-Semitism
the Jewish high Holy Day which marks the new year
when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt

3. One evening, I told him how unhappy I was not to be able to find in
Sighet a master to teach me the Zohar, the Kabbalistic works, the
secrets of Jewish mysticism (5).
A.
B.
C.
D.

the most important text of the Kabbalah


the belief of Kabbalah mysticism
a Jewish house of worship
a record of rabbinic discussions

4. The train with the deportees had crossed the Hungarian border and,
once in Polish territory, had been taken over by the Gestapo (6).
A.
B.
C.
D.

Jewish secret police under Nazi rule


A symbol for death
German secret police under Nazi Rule
Hungarian secret police under Nazi Rule

5. My grandfather came to spend Rosh Hashanah with us so as to attend


the services of the celebrated Rebbe of Borsche (8).
A.
B.
C.
D.

Yiddish
Yiddish
Yiddish
Yiddish

word,
word,
word,
word,

meaning little room of Borsche


meaning teacher or mentor of Borsche
meaning Red Army of Borsche
meaning

6. The Jews of Budapest live in an atmosphere of fear and terror. AntiSemitic acts take place every day, in the streets, on the trains (9).
A.
B.
C.
D.

Prejudiced
Anti- Jewish
Unethical
Wrong

7. I quickly unwound my phylacteries and ran to the window.


Hungarian police had entered the ghetto and were yelling in the street
nearby (16).
A.
B.
C.
D.

Jewish Bibles
Yarmulkes
Small boxes which contain scripture
Small boxes of yarn

8. Anguish. German soldierswith their steel helmets and their deaths


head emblem. Still, our first impressions of the Germans were rather
reassuring (9).
A.
B.
C.
D.

a
a
a
a

symbol
symbol
symbol
symbol

of
of
of
of

the Swastika
the German flag
a Jewish head
a skull and crossbones

9. And thus my elders concerned themselves with all manner of things


---- strategy, diplomacy, politics, and Zionism ---- but not with their
own fate (8).
A.
B.
C.
D.

the study of how one can achieve divine communion with God
Jewish movement in response to anti-Semitism
Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of Jews from Egypt
Belief of the Talmud

10.
My grandfather came to spend Rosh Hashanah with us so as
to attend the services of the celebrated Rebbe of Borsche (8).
A.
B.
C.
D.

celebration of a Christian Easter


celebration of the New Year
celebration of liberation from Egypt
Jewish festival that commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt

II. Below, you will match the following terms to their proper
definitions. This section will be worth 20 points (2 points each).
1. ________ Hasidic
discussions

A. A record of rabbinic
pertaining to Jewish customs (bible
for Jews)

2. ________ shtibl

B. Jewish house of worship

3. ________ Ghetto
the Kabbalah

C. The most important text of

4. ________ Shavuot
theologians of Judaism

D. One of the major

5. ________ Synagogue
prayer

E. little room, Jewish house of

6. ________ Kabbalah

7. ________ Talmud
commemoration

F. Jewish festival that


commemorates the
exodus of the Jews from Egypt
G. a religious feast held in
of the commandments on Mount

Sinai
8. ________ Maimonides
in city

H. Jewish quarters within a walled


that are concentrated and
condense

9. ________Passover
the Bible (a

I. A mystical interpretation of
belief system)

10. ________ Zohar


Jewish sect

J. A very religious, devout