Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz


Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects. How much do you know about Bar/Bat Mitzvahs?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. The first mention of a bar mitzvah party is found in which Jewish text?

The Torah The Book of Judges The Shulhan Arukh The Gemara

Qustion 2. When do many traditional Jews mark a child's reaching the age of majority?

In the summer, when there is good traveling weather for family and friends The Shabbat immediately following the child's birthday The day of the child’s birthday After the child fasts for the first time on Yom Kippur

Qustion 3. Which one of these statements is NOT true: The bat/bar mitzvah celebration marks the time when children are

Obligated to observe the commandments No longer counted as part of a minyan First allowed to participate in and perform the various rituals associated with full membership in the community First allowed to wear tefillin and a tallit

Qustion 4. Which of these is a bat mitzvah tradition among Chabad-Lubavitch families?

When a girl turns 12, she reads her maftir and haftarah When a girl turns 13, she reads her maftir and haftarah When a girl turns 12, she gathers with family and friends to discuss a teaching of the 7th Rebbe of Lubavitch When a girl turns 12, matchmakers meet to decide who she will marry

Qustion 5. The first bat mitzvah in the United States took place in

1945 1864 1776 1922

Qustion 6. When did the first bar mitzvah ceremonies occur?

In the Torah times. In the Temple times. In the times of the Maccabees. In the 14th century. In the early 20th century.

Qustion 7. True or false: Before the Middle Ages, a pre-bar mitzvah boy was permitted to receive an aliyah and to put on tefillin publicly.

True False

Qustion 8. The Hebrew term for being called up to the Torah is

Hamotzi Kiddush Aliyah Haftarah

Qustion 9. The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to

The 14th century The destruction of the First Temple The fifth century The Spanish Inquisition

Qustion 10. Haftarah portions come from which set of books?

The Torah The prophetic books The megillot The rabbinic writings
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