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?

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Qustion 1. 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 2. Traditionally, Jews say which prayer when they wake up?

Modeh Ani Adon Olam Yigdal Barkhu

Qustion 3. 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 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. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.

True False

Qustion 6. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.

Tue False

Qustion 7. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?

10 18 19 36 100

Qustion 8. What does the word siddur mean?

Prayer Order Length Services

Qustion 9. 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 10. What does Amidah literally mean?

Praying Standing Silence Blessings
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