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Rosh Hashanah Quiz

Rosh Hashanah is a time when Jews reflect on their actions and try to make amends with each other and God, and it is also the Jewish New Year. How much do you know about Rosh Hashanah?



Question 1. 6. True or false: The tekiah gedolah is always the final shofar blast played.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Many people see the High Holiday season beginning with the 17th of Tammuz and ending with
 Hanukkah
 Passover
 Thanksgiving
 Simchat Torah
 Cheshvan

 

Question 3. What is the earliest source of sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah?
 The Torah.
 The Mishnah.
 The Gemara.
 The medieval rabbis.
 It is left up to the rabbi of each congregation.

 

Question 4. What is the last month of the Hebrew year?
 Tishrei
 Elul
 Shevat
 Nisan
 Lipez

 

Question 5. The main ingredients of tzimmes, a popular Rosh Hashanah side dish, are
 Heads of lettuce
 Fish heads
 Carrots
 Beets
 Rice

 

Question 6. Because Reform Jews do not recite the musaf service, when do Reform congregations blow the shofar?
 Only on Yom Kippur.
 The shofar is not sounded.
 After every mention of God's name.
 During the Rosh Hashanah morning service.
 None of the above.

 

Question 7. Which is a feature of some traditional Rosh Hashanah meals?
 The challah is made in a round shape.
 Pomegranate seeds are served.
 The head of a sheep or fish is displayed prominently.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.