Tisha B'Av QuizThe fast day Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history. How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?
Question 1. The Three Weeks begin on
The 18th of Tammuz
The 9th of Av
The 17th of Adar
The 17th of Tammuz
The 1st of Av
Question 2. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.
Question 3. Tisha B'Av never occurs
In the Southern Hemisphere
Question 4. According to the Talmud, for what action were the Jews punished with the Temple's destruction?
The report of the spies about Israel
The making of the Golden Calf
Moses striking the rock
Question 5. The two major sects of Judaism after the destruction of the Temple were
The Reform and Orthodox
The Ashkenazic and Sephardic
The Pharisees and Sadducees
The Tannaim and Amoraim
The Kohans and Levis
Question 6. What is a kinah?
A mournful prayer
One of the elegies written by the Spanish philosopher Judah HaLevi
Retellings and remembrances for destroyed Jewish communities
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 7. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
Less than ten
Over one million