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Shavuot Quiz

Shavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life. How much do you know about this spring holiday?



Question 1. The 33rd day of the Omer is called
 Passover
 Shavuot
 Lag B'Omer
 Yom Rishon
 Atzeret

 

Question 2. Which of these customs is observed by traditional Jews during the period of the Omer?
 Not cutting hair or shaving.
 Not listening to live music.
 Not attending parties or joyous functions.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.

 

Question 3. For how many days is the Omer counted?
 8.
 10.
 14.
 33.
 49.

 

Question 4. What is an omer?
 Any food eaten by the priests during the Shavuot holiday.
 A measure of grain brought to the Temple.
 A member of the Nation of Israel.
 Ruth's original tribe.
 None of the above.

 

Question 5. The late night Shavuot study session is known as
 Pesach
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker

 

Question 6. In the book of Ruth, Ruth's mother-in-law is
 Deborah
 Miriam
 Yael
 Naomi
 Boaz

 

Question 7. The tomb of Simeon bar Yohai, a noted figure connected to Lag B'Omer, is located in
 Prague
 Meron
 Jerusalem
 Warsaw
 None of the above.