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Which one of these gedolim was born in America?

A: Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg

B: Rav Gedalia Schorr

C: Rav Mordechai Gifter

D: All of the above

Which one of these generational Torah leaders grew up in a chassidic home?

A: Rav Menachem Mendel Morgenstern

(the Kotzker)

B: Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev

C: Rav Tzaddok of Lublin

D: The Steipler Gaon

Which one of these gedolim had the same surname as his father?

A: Rav Aharon Kotler

B: Rav Leib Gurwitz

C: The Tzemach Tzedek

D: Rav Moshe Feinstein

Rav Reuven Elbaz and Rav Shimon Baadani, prolific members of the Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah, are products of this yeshivah system:

A: Chinuch Atzmai

B: Novardok

C: Bnei Akiva

D: Shas

Which one of these transformative figures was not born in the town of Mir?

A: Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (the Netziv)

B: Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel

C: Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer

D: Israeli president Zalman Shazar

Which one of these gedolim is buried outside Eretz Yisrael?

A: Rav Yosef Yoizel Horowitz of Novardok

B: Rav Meir Shapiro

C: The Ahavas Yisrael of Vizhnitz

D: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky

While visiting America in 1938, Rav Elchonon Wasserman visited which Catskills summer camp?

A: Camp Torah Vodaath

B: Camp Agudah

C: Camp Munk

D: Camp Mesivta

Which tzaddik is known to be the first chassidish rebbe ever to visit the US, arriving in New York in 1890?

A: The Buffalo Rebbe

B: The Yampola Rebbe

C: The Sulitzer Rebbe

D: The Boyaner Rebbe

Which one of these rabbinic legends never served as a rosh yeshivah in the Tomchei Temimim network of Chabad?

A: Rav Yisroel Gustman

B: Rav Dovid Povarsky

C: Rav Yitzchok Hutner

D: Rav Pinchas Hirschprung

The 1949–’50 emergency airlift of nearly 50,000 Jews from Yemen to Israel, dubbed “Operation Magic Carpet,” was primarily carried out by which airline?

A: El Al

B: Arkia

C: Alaskan Airlines

D: United Airlines

During the interwar period, thousands of people from near and far would leave their families and travel at great expense to gather at the kever of which tzaddik on his yahrtzeit?

A: Rav Shayale of Kerestir

B: Rav Nachman of Breslov

C: The Baal Shem Tov

D: None of the above

Who was the first mashgiach at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchanan?

A: Rav Moshe Aharon Poleyoff

B: Rav Yerucham Gorelick

C: Rav Yaakov Moshe Lessin

D: Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin

When the State of Israel was founded in 1948, which mecca of Jewish life contained a higher Jewish population than the Jewish state?

A: Newark

B: The Bronx

C: Baltimore

D: Boro Park

During his final years, the Chofetz Chaim made plans to leave Radin and settle down in which city?

A: Yerushalayim

B: Monsey

C: Petach Tikvah

D: Vilna

Rav Aharon Kotler, Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Ruderman, and Rav Yechezkel Sarna all married granddaughters of which leading mussar figure?

A: Rav Yisrael Salanter

B: Reb Shraga Feivel Frank

C: The Alter of Slabodka

D: Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer

Which one of these Torah giants studied under the Avnei Nezer:

A: The Kli Chemdah

B: Rav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel

C: The Kozhiglover Rov

D: All of the above

As part of its expansion efforts in the 1950s, Yeshiva Torah Vodaath opened branches in these three locations:

A: Queens/Los Angeles/Flatbush

B: Boro Park/Budapest/Lawrence

C: Monsey/Far Rockaway/Baltimore

D: Los Angeles/Monsey/the Bronx

How many years did Rav Meir Shapiro lead Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin for?

A: 2–4 years

B: 5–8 years

C: 9–12 years

D: 13–16 years

The overwhelming majority of Hungary’s religious Jews were:

A: Spoke yiddish as their main language

B: Followers of the Chasam Sofer

C: Wealthy

D: Hungarian patriots

The 18 productive years that Rav Eliezer Silver spent as chief rabbi of this city were dwarfed by the half century that his son, Rabbi David Silver would later spend there:

A: Cincinnati

B: Springfield

C: Harrisburg

D: Columbus

Which one of these chassidic rebbes never visited Eretz Yisrael?

A: The Minchas Elazar

B: The Rebbe Rayatz of Chabad

C: The Sfas Emes

D: Rav Nachman of Breslov

In which of these famed yeshivos did Rav Moshe Shapira once serve as Rosh Yeshivah?

A: Chaim Berlin

B: Mirrer Yeshiva

C: Stamford

D: Chevron

The second Knessiah Gedolah of Agudas Yisrael took place in Vienna, Austria, in the summer of 1929. Which one of these gedolim attended the Knessiah?

A: The Chofetz Chaim

B: Rav Aharon Rokeach, the Belzer Rebbe

C: Rav Yisroel Friedman, the Chortkover Rebbe

D: The Aish Kodesh

Which one of these generational figures never stepped foot on American soil?

A: The Imrei Chaim of Vizhnitz

B: Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohein Kook

C: Rav Ovadiah Yosef

D: Rav Elazar Menachem Shach

Which chassidic dynasty has been passed down patrilineally (father to son) for nearly a dozen generations, dating back to the Maggid of Mehzrich?

A: Chabad-Lubavitch

B: Vizhnitz

C: Sadigura

D:All of the above

Which one of these Torah greats taught at the Hebrew Theological College in Chicago (Skokie)?

A: The Novominsker Rebbe

B: Rav Chaim Kreiswirth

C: Rav Mendel Kaplan

D: All of the above

In addition to becoming the first American city to have an ordained Orthodox rabbi, this city made history more than a century later when it opened Major League Baseball’s first glatt kosher hot dog stand:

A: New York

B: Baltimore

C: Philadelphia

D: Los Angeles

Which of these Sephardic giants was born in Eretz Yisrael?

A: Rav Ovadiah Yosef

B: Rav Yitzchak Kaduri

C: Rav Ben Tzion Abba Shaul

D: The Baba Sali

Which one of these top-echelon institutions was strongly associated with the mussar movement?

A: Volozhin


C: Ponevezh

D: Lomza

If Rav Nachman founded the Breslov dynasty, then why is he buried in Uman?

A: Uman is the Ukrainian name for Breslov

B: Breslov Rosh Hashanah didn’t fit into any of the songs

C: He moved to Uman toward the end of his life

D: He was just born in Breslov, but lived his entire life in Uman

(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 850)

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