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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. Which book is read on Shavuot?
 The Book of Ruth
 The Book of Esther
 Ecclesiastes
 Song of Songs
 The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

 

Question 2. What was the special offering for the holiday of Shavuot in the times of the Temple?
 Birds.
 Cows.
 Grain.
 Fruits.
 A firstborn child.

 

Question 3. What did the Jews standing at Mount Sinai say to signal their acceptance of the Torah
 "We will do and we will listen"
 "Amen"
 The Shema
 "Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good"
 "Blessed be the maker of creation"

 

Question 4. Which of these is not a custom observed on Shavuot?
 Staying up all night to study Torah.
 Eating dairy products.
 Smelling fresh herbs.
 Decorating the synagogue with flowers.
 Reading the Ten Commandments.

 

Question 5. True or False: One cannot get married on Lag B'Omer
 True
 False

 

Question 6. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot
 Hag HaBikkurim
 Hanukkah
 Hol Hamoed
 Hag HaKatzir
 Hag Halav

 

Question 7. Which Talmudic sage is associated with the pilgrimage taken by many Jews on Lag Ba'Omer?
 Moses.
 Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai.
 Rabbi Akiva.
 Deborah the Judge.
 Hillel and Shammai.