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. If someone voluntarily fasts on Shabbat, what is the penalty according to Jewish law?

Bringing a sacrifice to the Temple Fasting another day Reciting psalms Reciting the al-het prayer and banging one's fist against one's chest

Qustion 2. Which of the following is not a traditional Jewish fast?

A fast of words A half-day fast A fast from eating but not drinking A fast from one Shabbat to the next

Qustion 3. What does the Fast of Esther commemorate?

The day the Jews were to be slaughtered, until Esther appealed to the king and saved them The fast Esther began prior to visiting the king The day that Haman led Mordecai through the streets of Shushan The yahrzeit of Esther

Qustion 4. The 17th of Tammuz marks the beginning of

The High Holidays The Three Weeks before Tisha B'av Winter The counting of the Omer

Qustion 5. Which minor fast day is mentioned in the Torah?

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

Qustion 6. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?

Jeremiah Nebuchadnezzar Zedekiah Delaiah

Qustion 7. What anniversary does the Tenth of Tevet mark?

The birthday of Nebuchadnezzar, the tyrant who exiled the Jews The beginning of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem The day before the first Passover offering The day that the walls of Jerusalem were breached

Qustion 8. This tractate of the Talmud is devoted to public fast days

Ta'anit Bikkurim Yoma Zavim Bava Batra

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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
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