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. In what country was the drasha (Torah discourse) first included in bar mitzvah celebrations?

Poland Ukraine France Germany

Qustion 2. The confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?

Passover Shavuot Sukkot Hanukkah

Qustion 3. What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?

10 11 12 13

Qustion 4. 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 5. According to the Mishnah, what is appropriate to begin at the age of 13?

Bible study. Talmud study. Observing mitzvot, commandments. Going to synagogue.

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which of these is a pre-bar/bat mitzvah child allowed to do?

Lead Anim Z'mirot Be counted to a minyan Read from the Torah Wear tefillin

Qustion 9. What is the only ritual given in the Talmud pertaining to a bar mitzvah?

Reading from the Torah. Putting on tefillin. The father reciting a blessing. Immersion in a ritual bath. None of the above.

Qustion 10. Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?

Have the child donate a percentage of his/her gifts to charity Create reusable centrepieces and donate them after the party Request that guests make donations to worthy causes in lieu of gifts Have the bar/bat mitzvah child and his/her family arrive at the party in a limo
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