Liturgy & Prayers Quiz


From the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?

Four Three Six Seven

Qustion 2. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 3. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?

Noah’s ark The tower of Babel The receiving of the Ten Commandments The binding of Isaac

Qustion 4. When a Torah scroll is removed from the ark, what does the congregation chant?

"Turn us to you, O Lord, and we will return. Renew our days as of old" "Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone" "From Zion shall come forth the Torah, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem" "Praise the Lord who is blessed!"

Qustion 5. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?

Amidah Tahanun Aleinu Kedushah Ashrei

Qustion 6. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.

True False

Qustion 7. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.

True False

Qustion 8. What is the Yom Kippur service that refers to the symbolic closing of the gates of heaven?

Musaf Viddui Neilah Yizkor

Qustion 9. What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?

A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God Universal recognition of God by all people Invoking collective recognition of God Refraining from saying God’s name in vain

Qustion 10. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?

Morning Meal-time Afternoon Evening
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