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 confirmation ceremony commonly takes place on what Jewish holiday?

Passover Shavuot Sukkot Hanukkah

Qustion 2. The Hebrew term for being called up to the Torah is

Hamotzi Kiddush Aliyah Haftarah

Qustion 3. 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 4. Adult bar/bat mitzvahs have gained popularity in the last

Five years 10 years 30 years 50 years

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 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. In which countries is there evidence of bat mitzvahs before the 20th century?

Italy France Poland All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 9. 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 10. True or false: In Moroccan communities, the emphasis of the bar mitzvah is more about laying tefillin, and less about being called up to the Torah.

True False
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