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. After the acceptance of mitzvot at 12, what does the Mishnah say is the next life step for a girl?

Baking challah, at 13. Getting married, at 15. Getting married, at 18. Beginning Talmud study, at 20.

Qustion 2. True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.

True False

Qustion 3. The tradition of boys reading from the Torah at their bar mitzvah began in what century?

Fifth century 10th century 17th century 20th century

Qustion 4. Which TV show featured an episode where a character felt "incomplete" because he'd never had a bar mitzvah?

The Honeymooners The Dick Van Dyke Show All in the Family Dawson's Creek

Qustion 5. Who first enacted Jewish confirmation ceremonies?

19th-century Reform Jewish leaders. The rabbis of the Talmud. Women's rights activists. The Modern Orthodox movement.

Qustion 6. In the Book of Numbers, what age does God identify as an age of moral responsibility?

10 13 16 20

Qustion 7. Which of these things is a bar or bat mitzvah child required to perform?

Leading the service. Reciting the Torah portion. Reciting the Torah portion. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 8. Which famous rabbi introduced the ceremony of confirmation to Jewish America?

Abraham Joshua Heschel Shoshana Heschel Judith Eisenstein Isaac Mayer Wise None of the above.

Qustion 9. 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 10. According to the Mishnah, what is appropriate to begin at the age of 13?

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