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. The prayer in the morning service called Barukh She'amar lists how many different attributes of God?

8 11 16 25

Qustion 2. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?

Four Three Six Seven

Qustion 3. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?

It does not mention God's name It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew It does not mention death All of the above None of the above

Qustion 4. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is this prayer called?

Avodah Shaharit Kaparot Martyrology

Qustion 5. Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?

Taking three steps back, then three steps forward Bending the knees and bowing Folding the hands together, pointed upwards Swaying from side to side

Qustion 6. The Kaddish prayer is in what language?

Arabic Hebrew Yiddish Ladino Aramaic

Qustion 7. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 8. 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 9. To spiritually prepare the worshipper for reciting the obligatory major prayers of the morning, the Rabbis established a series of selected passages to be read each morning. Where are these passages from?

The Book of Genesis The Talmud Song of Songs The Hebrew Bible

Qustion 10. What letter of the Hebrew alphabet is missing from Ashrei, an acrostic psalm?

Aleph Vav Nun Tet
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