Quiz: Only A Jewish Scholar Could Ace This Yiddish Culture Quiz. Can You?

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 Dec 05, 2018
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Question: 1/18Choose Your Answer:


If you've got " bupkis," you've got:
Something
Everything
Nothing

Question: 2/18Choose Your Answer:


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What is the Yiddish term for money?
Gelt
Pelt
Felt

Question: 3/18Choose Your Answer:


If you are about to "kvetch," what are you doing?
Doing a good deed
Complaining
Singing

Question: 4/18Choose Your Answer:


If you're "noshing," you're:
Eating
Dancing
Sleeping

Question: 5/18Choose Your Answer:


What is a "nebbish"?
A funny person
An unfortunate person
A lucky person

Question: 6/18Define:


That's "Meshuggeneh"!
That's crazy!
That's awesome!
You're lying!

Question: 7/18Choose Your Answer:


Complaining in Yiddish is called:
Kvelling
Kvetching
Whining

Question: 8/18Choose Your Answer:


To travel with difficulty is known as:
Schmaltzing
Schlepping
Journeying

Question: 9/18Choose Your Answer:


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This is called a ___________ in Yiddish.
Shmatte
Mopine
Chiffon

Question: 10/18Choose Your Answer:


To make small talk is to:
Schmooze
Blab
Chatter

Question: 11/18Choose Your Answer:


A jerk in Yiddish is:
Schmuck
Cafone
Glupan

Question: 12/18Choose Your Answer:


A "Daven" is:
A vacuum
A type of dish
A prayer

Question: 13/18Choose Your Answer:


If someone is clumsy, they are called a:
Klutz
Kvetch
Glitch

Question: 14/18Choose Your Answer:


"Schlock" describes something that is:
Heavy
Bright
Cheap

Question: 15/18Choose Your Answer:


A long, involved sales pitch is called a:
Spiel
Schmatta
Plotz

Question: 16/18Choose Your Answer:


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What is the Yiddish word for backside?
Tuches
Butt
Bum

Question: 17/18Choose Your Answer:


A female gossip is called a:
Twattle-basket
Clatteran
Yente

Question: 18/18Choose Your Answer:


What does "goy" describe?
Someone who is Jewish
Someone who is not Jewish
A young, Jewish girl
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Did you attend Hebrew school where you learned Yiddish terms, including yiddish slang? Do you know the difference between Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform movements within Judaism? Did you have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Did you celebrate the Jewish holidays with your family, and do you still make them a priority now? Do you value the traditions of Judaism as an adult? Do you still attend Shabbat dinners every Friday? Do you practice your faith as much as you did when you were studying back in Hebrew school? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the quiz for you!

Find out how strong your knowledge of Yiddish by answering these eighteen fun but challenging questions identifying some popular Yiddish terms and sayings! Do you still practice your faith and language or do you need to brush up on your skills? There's only one way to find out—take the quiz already!

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