Minor Fasts Quiz


The four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history such as the murder of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor of Judah, and the breach of the walls around Jerusalem in 70 CE.

How much do you know about these days?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which minor fast day is mentioned in the Torah?

Seventeenth of Tammuz Tzom Gedaliah Tenth of Tevet All of these None of these

Qustion 2. The following prayer is said on minor fast days

Al Hanissim Avinu Malkeinu Kiddish Hoshanah

Qustion 3. Ta'anit Bekhorim takes place on

The 10th of Tevet The 17th of Tammuz The 15th of Nissan The 1st of Nissan The 14th of Nissan

Qustion 4. Most minor fasts are connected with

Passover Shabbat The destruction of the Temple The Holocaust The Crusades

Qustion 5. Some people fast on the 7th day of Adar, which is believed to be...

The day Moses received the Ten Commandments The day the Red Sea split into two The day Moses died The day Pharaoh died The day the world was created

Qustion 6. Which is not a reason to hold a personal fast?

The death of a close relative Forgetting to fast on a public fast day Asking forgiveness from God A bad dream

Qustion 7. Minor fasts last from...

Sunset the evening before to the following sunset Sunrise to sunset From 9 am to 5 pm From Shema during Shaharit to Shema during Maariv Sunrise to sunrise the next day

Qustion 8. What did leaders of the Hasidic movement recommend instead of fasting on non-fixed fast days?

Increasing one's performance of good deeds The addition of a fourth Amidah to one's daily prayers Preparing and eating a joyous meal Studying Torah

Qustion 9. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?

Jeremiah Nebuchadnezzar Zedekiah Delaiah

Qustion 10. True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?

True False
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