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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
 Pesach
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker

 

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. 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 4. 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.

 

Question 5. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?
 Cheesecake
 Blintzes
 Burekas
 Kreplach
 All of the above

 

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

 

Question 7. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called
 Anim Zemirot
 Avinu Malkeinu
 Akdamut
 Hoshanah
 Shavuot