Minor Fasts QuizThe 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. Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?
Question 2. 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
Question 3. How can a firstborn son get out of his obligation to fast on Erev Pesach?
Attend a "siyyum," or conclusion, of a book of Talmud being read
Eat matzah for an extra day
None of these
Question 4. Most minor fasts are connected with
The destruction of the Temple
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet
Question 7. True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?