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

Ta'anit Bikkurim Yoma Zavim Bava Batra

Qustion 3. Which of the following is a traditional custom associated with minor fast days?

Giving an additional amount of tzedakah, or charity Not performing work Staying up all night Not wearing leather shoes

Qustion 4. Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet

Caesar Brutus Antiochus Nebuchadnezzar Ahasuerus

Qustion 5. True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?

True False

Qustion 6. Which fast day only applies to certain people?

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

Qustion 7. 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 8. None of the four minor fast days cannot occur

In January On Shabbat On a Tuesday In the summer During a leap year

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. 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
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