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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 late night Shavuot study session is known as
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker


Question 2. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?
 All of the above


Question 3. What was the special offering for the holiday of Shavuot in the times of the Temple?
 A firstborn child.


Question 4. The ritual of upsheren, associated with Lag Ba'Omer, involves:
 The public reading of the Ten Commandments.
 The naming of a child.
 A boy's first haircut.
 Dedicating a Torah.


Question 5. On the first day of Shavuot, this is read from the Torah
 The story of creation
 The story of Sodom and Gomorrah
 The entire book of Leviticus
 The first line of every parashah
 The Ten Commandments


Question 6. 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 7. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder