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


Question 3. Which book is read on Shavuot?
 The Book of Ruth
 The Book of Esther
 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?
 Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai.
 Rabbi Akiva.
 Deborah the Judge.
 Hillel and Shammai.


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


Question 6. In the book of Ruth, Ruth's mother-in-law is


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