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. Traditionally, Jews say which prayer when they wake up?

Modeh Ani Adon Olam Yigdal Barkhu

Qustion 2. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Rosh Hashanah?

The blowing of the Shofar The inclusion of liturgical poetry called piyyutim The recitation of the legend of Jewish martyrs The recitation of the prayer Avinu Malkenu

Qustion 3. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 4. What is the morning service called?

Shaharit Minhah Maariv Havdalah

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. What is the afternoon service called?

Hallel Yizkor Minhah Maariv

Qustion 8. Which is NOT added to the musaf service on Rosh Hashanah?

Malkhuyot Al Chet Zikhronot Shofarot

Qustion 9. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?

Yizkor Hallel Lekhah Dodi Neilah

Qustion 10. 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
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