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 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 2. Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet

Caesar Brutus Antiochus Nebuchadnezzar Ahasuerus

Qustion 3. Ta'anit Bekhorim reminds us of which plague

The 1st--Blood The 2rd--Frogs The 6th--Boils The 8th--Locusts The 10th--Death of the firstborn

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. Most minor fasts are connected with

Passover Shabbat The destruction of the Temple The Holocaust The Crusades

Qustion 6. 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 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. How many minor fasts are on the Jewish calendar?

None 4 6 12

Qustion 9. Who does the Fast of Gedaliah honor?

A Babylonian-appointed official who was put in charge of the Jews One of the fairest and most equitable judges in the Book of Judges A non-Jewish woman who married the evil king Nebuchadnezzar and murdered him in his sleep The first and fifth Chabad rebbes

Qustion 10. Which fast day only applies to certain people?

Tenth of Tevet Fast of the Firstborn Fast of Esther Yom Kippur
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