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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. True or False: Torah study is not permitted on Tisha B'Av.


Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.


Question 5. Beginning on the 1st of Av, traditionally people
 Hold festive parties
 Start reciting Selichot prayers
 Do not eat meat
 Do not drink water
 Read from two Torah scrolls


Question 6. The Shabbat after Tisha B'Av is called
 Shabbat Gadol
 Shabbat Zahor
 Shabbat Nahamu
 Shabbat Hadash
 Shabbat Shekalim


Question 7. Which king was responsible for the destruction of the First Temple?
 King Nebuchadnezzar
 King Titus
 King Antiochus
 King Ahab