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Tisha B'Av Quiz

The 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 August
 In July
 On Shabbat
 On Tuesday
 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
 Idol worship


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