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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
 Lag B'Omer
 Yom Rishon


Question 2. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot
 Hag HaBikkurim
 Hol Hamoed
 Hag HaKatzir
 Hag Halav


Question 3. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder


Question 4. What was the special offering for the holiday of Shavuot in the times of the Temple?
 A firstborn child.


Question 5. By which name are the 49 steps of the Omer traditionally referred?
 The Ladder of Righteousness.
 The Steps of Purity.
 The Steps of Ascension.
 The Journey of Faith.
 None of the above.


Question 6. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot
 Pirkei Avot


Question 7. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot
 Bar Mitzvah